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: James V Mora – Lawrence
Learn more: @theyellowyears
Creative Practice: I am a poet and photographer, as well as an interdisciplinary teaching artist.
Artist Statement: Part of my work as a teaching artist who is from Lawrence, working in Lawrence, is to allow the youth that I work with to see more avenues for themselves to exist in and to see themselves as artists and thinkers.
If you are an artist and would like to apply for the Essex County Artist Fund, please do so here.
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