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: Jeffrey Hoffman – Marblehead
Learn more: www.squashhouse.net
Creative Practice: Producing educational feature-length documentaries targeted at middle, high-school and college youth. I also produce corporate videos for local businesses and professionals.
Artist Statement: Our films target the lack of holocaust education and first hand accounts through visual media to schools, churches and synagogues. A case in point was me bringing noted holocaust speaker Mr Elly Gotz, Canadian, 93 years old and a Dachau survivor. Mr Gotz spoke to over 1000 middle and high school kids in Newton and Marblehead last February. Standing ovations all . We were thanked profusely by the school principals who would not have been able to do this on their own.
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