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: Tony Toledo – Beverly
Learn more: www.TonyToledo.com
Creative Practice: I have been telling stories to pay my rent since 1990. I travel to elementary schools, Cub Scout meetings, birthday parties and Open Mics. I
Artist Statement: We are all hardwired for stories. Stories connect us to each other, and build understanding, empathy and laughter. Face to face storytelling offers so much more connection than looking into a phone screen.
If you are an artist and would like to apply for the Essex County Artist Fund, please do so here.
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