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: Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc. – Gloucester
Learn more: rockyneckartcolony.org
Mission: The Mission of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc. is to nurture excellence in the arts and to celebrate the artistic history and culture of Rocky Neck. Encouraging free expression and open mindedness, we provide opportunities for educational and professional development in the arts, including lectures, workshops, exhibitions, scholarships and residencies. Rocky Neck Art Colony proudly works in partnership with other arts institutions, funding agencies, neighbors and businesses. Vision: The Rocky Neck Art Colony’s vision is to be a preeminent center for creative achievement and inspiration, sustained by a rich cultural history and the commitment of its community. Values: The essential values underlying our vision and mission include high standards of creative achievement, community, professional development, innovation and volunteerism, all within a spirit of inclusiveness. Through out our exhibitions, programs, classes and membership support we provide opportunities for artists of all media to participate in the vibrant arts economy of the North Shore. Many professional arts depend on our opportunities to maintain financial viability.
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