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: LuminArtz – Gloucester
Learn more: luminartz.org
Mission: LuminArtz produces iconic nocturnal public art events for regional artists, programmers, designers, and architects to display their most innovative and imaginative light art works. We’re deeply engaged in storytelling and sending a message through public art. Our mission is to re-imagine how we honor art, history, and culture, and to promote regional artists who work in the public realm. Our upcoming project in Methuen, “Light the Falls,” supports an economically depressed area and socially vulnerable population by providing a focal point for pride of place and community placemaking.
Learn more about the Essex County Community Foundation