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: Maria Penil-Cobo – South Hamilton
Learn more: www.bacterialart.com
Creative Practice: Multidisciplinary artist. I’ve been working developing a project on creating art from living bacteria for the last 8 years, in collaboration with senior scientist Mehmet Berkman (New England Biolabs, Ipswich)
Artist Statement: Through this kind of art that I do (bacterial art), I’m trying to bridge the gap between art and science. Bringing my art to the public by making workshops, Steam events and conferences, I believe people are starting to realize that these two disciplines are closer than we think, and that they feed from each other.
If you are an artist and would like to apply for the Essex
County Artist Fund, please do so here.
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