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: Kirsten Bassion – Marblehead
Learn more: @firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Practice: I am a potter and I make work to sell and teach and run The Clay School in Lynn.
Artist Statement: There is nothing more social than a pottery studio and nor more rewarding than working in clay. For teacher and student there are many mental health benefits connected to working with clay in a supportive studio community. All of which we sorely miss during this pandemic.
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 Kirsten, please donate here.