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: Anne Brown – Salem
Creative Practice: Creating sculpture, wall reliefs, assemblage, and jewelry using materials collected from the environment.
Artist Statement: I started the Salem Arts Association with Jim McAllister in the 70’s in conjunction with the Artists Foundation in Boston. Many events on the North Shore were planned during an extensive period of time and people were able to enjoy the work of artists in the area. Toward the end of the existence of Shaughness Kaplan Rehabilitation Center in Salem, I put together a program “Art As Healing Therapy” in the lobby of the facility. Friends and family came together to comment and view the art of North Shore artists and young artists from the schools. Much publicity explained the everyone being helped approach.
If you are an artist and would like to apply for the Essex
County Artist Fund, please do so here.
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