Fairfax County Senior Centers and ARTSFAIRFAX are preparing to launch an Artist Residency program that will offer more in depth creative aging opportunities for Fairfax County's 50+ community. The new program is an off-shoot program from the annual Creative Aging Festival which celebrates the positive effects the arts and creative engagement have on older adults.
The program was created based on the model of ARTSFAIRFAX's successful Artist Residency partnership with local schools. The program offers local artists an opportunity to share their expertise and provide a hands-on creative experience like no other for those who participate. Artist Residencies will begin at four Fairfax County Senior Centers in mid-August and offer experiences in multiple artistic disciplines including music, ceramics, dance and improv.