Fall for the Book Receives $12,000 Operating Support Grant from ArtsFairfax

Fairfax, VA (September 12, 2022) – Fall for the Book has been awarded a 2023 ArtsFairfax Operating Support Grant of $12,000. This funding benefits the vitality of Fall for the Book and its mission to host a variety of year-round events and activities that encourage and illustrate the many ways reading fosters cultural growth through empathy and knowledge. Fall for the Book is among 44 ArtsFairfax Operating Support Grant recipients based in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and the City of Falls Church. 

 “We are so grateful to Fairfax County and its elected officials, as well as to ArtsFairfax, for supporting our organization in our efforts to continue to bring free literary events to the Fairfax community year round,” says Kara Oakleaf, Festival Director.

“As ArtsFairfax’s largest grant program, Operating Support Grants are a significant investment in the local arts economy, empowering a broad spectrum of Fairfax cultural organizations to become more resilient, stable, and poised for growth,” says Linda Sullivan, ArtsFairfax President & CEO. 

Operating Support Grants are foundational to the stability of Fairfax nonprofit arts and culture organizations by providing County funds, distributed by ArtsFairfax, for the basic operation of invaluable programs, services, and facilities these organizations provide to Fairfax County area residents.

After two years of virtual programming, Fall for the Book is thrilled to be back in person for the 24th annual festival, which runs from October 12-15, with preview events October 6-11. The full schedule of free events can be found at fallforthebook.org/schedule.

Fall for the Book is Northern Virginia’s oldest and largest festival of literature and the arts. All events are free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of sponsors including ArtsFairfax. 


About ArtsFairfax

ArtsFairfax is the nonprofit designated as Fairfax County’s local arts agency. Dedicated to the belief that arts are essential to a thriving community, the ArtsFairfax mission is to expand support for and access to arts and culture opportunities for Fairfax County’s more than 1.2 million residents. By offering informational, financial, and programmatic services, ArtsFairfax promotes the role of arts and culture to deepen social engagement, create a sense of place, and fuel economic growth. Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) since 1964, ArtsFairfax provides these services to all who contribute to and experience arts in Fairfax County, and is funded in part by the County, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as corporations, foundations, and individuals.

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