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: Michael Francis – Gloucester
Learn more: @soulrebelproject
Creative Practice: Touring locally, regionally and nationally with Soul Rebel Project. Studio session work and production when I’m not gigging.
Artist Statement: I create music and out on events for the north shore community. I’ve booked bands pro bono at local clubs and do lots of work teaching as well. I was a special needs teacher for over a decade and I like to incorporate music with well-being.
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