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: Steve Lacey – Gloucester
Learn more: Stevelaceyguitar.com
Creative Practice: I am a freelance performing and teaching musician. I perform guitar in local restaurants mostly as well as retirement centers ocassionally. I teach guitar, clarinet and piano in the gloucester public schools. I
Artist Statement: My performances at restaurants and retirement centers provide an opportunity for the community to enjoy live music, and to connect through it. My teaching also helps kids and adults access playing music which I believe is a very important aspect of life.
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