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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to cease paid admissions to the shop and all education, volunteer, and public programs. The spring is generally our busiest season in the shop and nearly 70% of our school-based education programs take place on-site between the months of March and June. Roughly 50% of our admissions income is typically earned during the months March-July. Not only has our regular income been drastically reduced, our plan for a major fundraising event, the re-lauch of the Shallop that we have rebuilt for the Mayflower II and our planned participation in a major festival in Boston in May has been postponed and will likely be greatly modified and/or cancelled. We estimate that we will lose 60-70% of our expected income through June 30, 2020.
Non-Profit: Lowell’s Maritime Foundation – Amesbury
Learn more: lowellsboatshop.com
Mission: To preserve and perpetuate the art and craft of wooden boat building and promote the history of Lowell’s Boat Shop and its environs.
Learn more about the Essex County Community Foundation