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: Kerry Hook – Beverly
Learn more: @firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Practice: I’m a Portrait + Travel Photographer capturing and sharing people’s stories whether it be local North Shore families or those of other places and cultures around the globe. I combine the two every April with my KLP on the Road Travel Series Events in the hopes of inspiring others through my images and travels experiences to get out and explore the world.
Artist Statement: As a world traveler with fifty countries and counting, it is my hope that my travel photography and experiences open the local community up to a larger world view which I believe is imperative for continued progress globally and a more broadened love and compassion for humanity personally.
If you are an artist and would like to apply for the Essex County Artist Fund, please do so here.
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