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: Rockport Music – Rockport
Learn more: rockportmusic.org
Mission: Rockport Music’s mission is to enrich lives through exceptional musical performances and to provide learning opportunities that deepen a love of music. Our core values are Live Performance (connecting artists and audiences through intimate musical experiences), Artistic Excellence (continually striving for the very best performances), A Culture of Learning (expanding understanding and appreciation for music for our audiences and our community), and Commitment to our Community (to Rockport, Cape Ann, and the greater North Shore region).
Rockport Music is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of music through accessible programs for people of all ages. Our 80-plus educational enrichment programs are central to this mission and reach nearly 10,000 children and adults each year. The programs include school residencies, outreach to diverse audiences at different facilities and organizations around Cape Ann, free family and community concerts, pre-concert lectures, open rehearsals and adult education classes.
Learn more about the Essex County Community Foundation