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: Wilfred Acosta – Methuen
Learn more: @firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Practice: I have been working as a creative coordinator at art and social justice non-profit called Elevated thought, mentoring youth and community members through curriculums, workshops, and community advocacy. As an artist and entrepreneur, I have made a living through commissions, large scale murals, video production, and selling original merchandise.
Artist Statement: Im a Latin X multimedia artist that specializes in illustration, graphic design, video production, and photography. I utilize art as a form of self-reflection and a medium for independent thought and universal positivity.
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