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: Hayley Reardon – Marblehead
Learn more: https://www.hayleyreardon.com / @hayleyreardon
Creative Practice: I’ve been a recording + touring singer/songwriter for 6+ years. In 2019 I toured extensively in Europe (a total of 4 months on the road) and tour professionally here in the US all year round playing small listening rooms and folk clubs. I’ve released 4 recorded projects (2 full length albums and 2 EPs). I also lead songwriting workshops for teens.
Artist Statement: I got a very young start making music and have led performance programs and workshops centered around youth empowerment and personal expression in middle and high schools, summer camps and youth programs across New England and the US.
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