The Essex County Artist Fund is Essex County Community Foundation’s response to the immediate and everyday needs of artists to be supported and lifted up across the county and across sectors. At ECCF, our philosophy is to build a creative ecosystem focused on awareness and appreciation for arts and culture, capacity building, collaboration, and cultural planning. Individual artists and arts/culture organizations are key to this network. www.eccf.org/creative-county.
Artist Name: Anna Dugan – Salem
Learn more: @annadidathing
Creative Practice: Multi-media artist based in Salem, MA. I paint murals, create chalk murals, draw digital illustrations, and use my digital work to create thing like stickers & prints.
Artist Statement: I do a lot of public art through festivals and other city initiatives that helps spread positivity, promotes mental health awareness, and creates space & representation for fellow Filipinx Americans in the art scene on the North Shore & beyond.
If you are an artist and would like to apply for the Essex County Artist Fund, please do so here.
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