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 Palter – Manchester
Creative Practice: Co Musical Director, the Neverland Theatre. Co-Founder and co-Musical Director, Jazz is a Rainbow; Vocal teacher. Performer. Composer, lyricist and script writer, musical/theatrical projects/Jazz is a Rainbow, humanitarian projects (currently Chinese Mandarin work project).
Artist Statement: Both Neverland Theatre AND Jazz Is a Rainbow serve a number of needs of a diverse community, both providing a safe and welcoming environment for under served and/or disadvantaged (including physically and intellectually challenged) children and adults. Both projects serve not only the cultural needs of many communities but serve to bond families, and communities…together. ALL of our endeavors promote SOCIAL HEALTH
If you are an artist and would like to apply for the Essex County Artist Fund, please do so here.
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