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: Dianna Daly – Rockport
Learn more: https://diannadaly.wixsite.com/dianna-daly-artist
Creative Practice: I teach multiple Dance and Movement classes throughout the north shore (Gloucester, Beverly, Danvers & Topsfield) to people with Parkinsons. I am currently working through a multi year certification process and am a Wertheimer Fellow with the Mark Morris Dance for PD program in NY. I am also a visual artist (watercolor/mixed media) and share a studio at Porter Mills Studios in Beverly with my mother who is a painter and sculptor. We had just started doing painting workshops through a grant form the APDA before the shut down happened.
Artist Statement: I have been a practicing visual artist and dancer for many years now. About 10 years ago I began specializing in using dance/movement to help people with Parkinsons. It is an ongoing joy and privilege to be able to share in creativity, music and dance with this population.
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 Diannna, please donate here.