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: Lynne Jackson Palter – Manchester
Learn more: aahome.com/rainbow
Creative Practice: For the past 11 years I have been the principal musical director of Neverland Theater. I am also the co-founder of the Jazz is A Rainbow project for disadvantaged youth in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Artist Statement: Neverland Theater serves to bond children and adults, creating a safe and embracing community for all. Jazz is a Rainbow empowers these children and they are able to use the skills that we teach them to move forward in their lives despite being underserved. I am also the composer of songs that have been used to help fundraising in several community organizations.
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