Because the arts bring communities to life.
With $160K of support from ECCF’s Creative County Initiative, the Essex County Creative Nonprofit Resiliency Grant Program succeeded in helping forty-seven creative nonprofits weather the early economic devastation of COVID-19, and the CCI creative network continues to grow and strengthen as a result. The Essex County Artist Fund remains open for individual artists economically affected by COVID-19.
The ACM is a small community-focused local history organization – our operating budget is just under $100,000 a year. We rely on public interactions to generate support and build our audience. These opportunities ended completely in March – as did our fundraising opportunities. All of our public events have been canceled or are on hold pending the end of our state of emergency. These events include general public programs, school, and public tours, and major fundraising events. From the date of close on March 23, we have received $0 support. Our funding streams have completely ended. Including our membership and sponsorship initiatives – we project a loss of $35,000 in revenue for the year. In addition to our annual programs, the ACM is in the midst of a capital campaign to establish a community venue – the Industrial History Center. This is a major initiative we had worked for years to develop. We had just launched the construction of this facility when we closed down due to COVID 19. We anticipate re-starting this initiative but expect the fundraising and build-out will be extended. We remain focused on our mission and on our commitment to the community.
Non-Profit: Amesbury Carriage Museum – Amesbury
Learn more: amesburycarriagemuseum.org
Mission: Our mission – to champion the history of Amesbury industry and people. Our programs – are open to all and serve to strengthen a connection to the community and deepen an understanding of place. Our vision – to create a community inspired by their history. There is no barrier on participation in our programs – we serve all who are interested in joining us. Our program focus – for the general population and school age uses – addresses a need to provide a sense of place and deepen a connection to community.
Learn more about the Essex County Community Foundation