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: Paul Wright – Beverly
Learn more: www.tallheights.com @tallheights
Creative Practice: I write songs for, and sing and play cello in a professional recording and touring electro-folk band
Artist Statement: We’ve written songs about climate change, raise awareness for emissions reductions and encourage fans to offset their emissions from traveling to shows. We’ve also raised awareness and created videos around climate change and the detention of migrant families along the US/Mexico border.
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 Margaret, please donate here.