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: Rebecca Lang – Salem
Creative Practice: I am currently a dancer and dance teacher is the Northshore. I teach ages 2-18 contemporary, modern, ballet, and jazz. I also work as a behavioral technician for children with autism spectrum. I am studying at Salem State University to obtain my master’s in social work. I create works with my life partner Angelina Benitez and perform in collaboration with local artists.
Artist Statement: My work as a behavioral technician allows me to combine my passion for art and social services. As my relationship with clients grows, I learned that each kid communicates through art. Each kid shares their story with me through the pictures they create, songs they sing, and dances they dance.
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