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: Robert J. Bradshaw – Gloucester
Learn more: www.robertjbradshaw.com
Creative Practice: Freelance classical music composer creating art focusing on socially and historically relevant experiences that make up the human condition.
Artist Statement: Recent commissions and educational residencies have focused on raising awareness of ocean conservation (“Echoes In The Deep” accompanied by whale song), involving every student in a musical program performing together at the same time onstage (Rockport, Ipswich, Melrose), and using music to advocate for positive change and facilitating conversations about diversity through the Music of Difference project.
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