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  • CREATES a regional voice for arts, culture and creative expression in Essex County.
  • PROMOTES transformative community and economic development.
  • ELEVATES arts and cultural experiences that celebrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and access across communities.
  • INVESTS in artists and the creative economy in an environment of rapidly changing demographics.
  • CELEBRATES Essex County as a vibrant place to live, work, create and collaborate.

Lawrence Festival of the Arts – Festival de las Artes en Lawrence

A celebration of performing and visual arts in Lawrence, MA On July 9, 2022, 11 AM to 8 PM at 50 Island Street, The Lawrence Festival of the Arts will host a performing and visual arts festival for the community of Lawrence and surrounding areas. After two years of...

Maudslay Arts Center Summer Series returns with a full line-up of concerts

Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series (MAC) will celebrate its 29th season with a wonderful line-up of concerts featuring something for every musical taste from Big Band to jazz, from opera to bluegrass, from country to the Great American Songbook. MAC favorites...

Newburyport ArtWalk Spring 2022 Returns on May 7 

Newburyport ArtWalk Spring 2022 Returns on May 7  Meet the artists, see demonstrations, and enjoy a day out with this self-guided tour     Newburyport, MA, April 27, 2022 – The cultural scene is thriving in Newburyport and kicks off with the Spring Newburyport...

Treat Mom OR Dad OR yourself to live music

Maudslay Arts Center Concert Series offers Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gift certificates Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift? How about a gift certificate to the Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) Summer Concert Series? The Maudslay Arts Center Summer...

MA Residents Deeply Value the Arts and Hope for Change

Originally posted to the Barr Foundation website by Guest Author Jen Benoit-Bryan - President - Slover Linett Audience Research Post Covid-19 pandemic and America’s overdue racial reckoning, what do communities and audiences want from the arts and cultural...

“THE GRIP OF EVIL: THE ENDURANCE OF HOPE,” IN GLOUCESTER, MA

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY PROGRAM: FEATURING WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE OF “THE GRIP OF EVIL: THE ENDURANCE OF HOPE,” IN GLOUCESTER, MA, SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022 In a partnership, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation and Temple Ahavat Achim of Gloucester present a Yom...

ARTIST CALL FOR ENTRIES – H2O : A Deep Dive

A Rocky Neck Art Colony open juried exhibition Juror: Katherine French Important Dates Exhibition Dates: June 30- August 7, 2022 Opening Reception: July 9, 4-6pm Submissions: https://client.smarterentry.com/rnac Technical support: send email to...

PEG Center for Art & Activism and Women in Action Huddle Host March Events

PEG Center for Art & Activism and Women in Action Huddle Host March Events Newburyport, MA, March 15, 2022 – The PEG Center for Art & Activism and the Women in Action Huddle of Greater Newburyport have sprung into action with three events in March: a community...

ECCF Announces Next Cohort of Creative County ChangeMakers

Danvers, MA — Essex County Community Foundation's Creative County Initiative is excited to announce the second cohort of creative leaders who will participate in the foundation’s Creative County ChangeMakers program, set to begin March 28. Twelve artists, nonprofit...

March Events Calendar Announced by The Cabot

Exciting line-up at The Cabot, Off Cabot, and the launch of new on-demand platform

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Learn about the creative work happening in Essex County and learn about the people and organizations in our creative ecosystem.

Public art & creative placemaking grants

Funding for new, collaborative placemaking and public art projects.

Cultural planning

Engaging communities in municipal planning that is inclusive of arts and culture.

Capacity building

Opportunities for artists, arts leaders and culture organizations to further their missions, compete in our creative economy, and deepen their community-centered work.

Convenings

Bringing all parts of the sector together to learn, network, inspire and thrive as one united ecosystem. 

Communications and connectivity

Helping artists and organizations reach new audiences, grow financial support and connect with each other.

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"Art inspires us. It spurs us to innovate and drives us to imagine the impossible. Culture grounds us. It connects us to our past, brings us together, and lifts us up."

- ECCF Executive Director Beth Francis

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The work of Creative County ...

  • CREATES a regional voice for arts, culture and creative expression in Essex County.
  • PROMOTES transformative community and economic development.
  • ELEVATES arts and cultural experiences that celebrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and access across communities.
  • INVESTS in artists and the creative economy in an environment of rapidly changing demographics.
  • CELEBRATES Essex County as a vibrant place to live, work, create and collaborate.