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.
Non-Profit: Gloucester Stage Company – Gloucester
Learn more: gloucesterstage.com
Mission: The Gloucester Stage Company’s mission is to present professional productions of intellectually stimulating and socially relevant theater, provide a nurturing work environment in an inspirational setting for artists of exceptional talent, enrich the greater theater landscape by introducing audiences to new work, and contribute to the cultural and educational development of Cape Ann.
Socio-Economic programming for all productions at Gloucester Stage provides access to performances for EBT Card members, Seniors, College Students, Veterans, and local residents for significantly reduced prices or just a donation.
Additionally, all actors are paid employees with full health and pension payments made by the organization during their employment on stage. These individuals rely significantly on the ‘gig-economy’ and look to producing organizations like Gloucester Stage for a large portion of their salary.
Learn more about the Essex County Community Foundation