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: Charlie Kellogg – Salem
Learn more: @charkellogg13 @misscococain
Creative Practice: I am a full time employee at North Shore Music Theatre, working as a stitcher, dresser, wig technician, and makeup artist. I also have been performing as a burlesque performer and drag queen with The Baphomettes in Salem for the past 3 years.
Artist Statement: NSMT’s production’s bring together the community and promote love and acceptance through events such as OUT Night and To Show We Care. The Baphomette’s are a queer, body positive burlesque troupe that provides a creative outlet for underrepresented individuals and we also have donated sales to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to raise awareness to breast cancer.
If you are an artist and would like to apply for the Essex County Artist Fund, please do so here.
If you would like to support the Essex County Artist Fund and artists like Charlie, please donate here.