Through 2022, ECCF will invest over $400,000 in new collaborative placemaking and public art projects encouraging partnerships between the arts, municipal, business, and philanthropic sectors.
our goals for creative county grants
- Deepen engagement and investment in the creative sector
- Enhance the visibility, reputation and new funding avenues for the arts
- Inspire collaborative placemaking and public art projects by providing tools, templates, and best practices
- Increase capacity for cross-sector work and leadership development
2021 creative county grantees
past creative county grantees
In 2018 ECCF invested more than $300,000 in the 12 collaborative art and culture projects below. Learn more.
ECCF’s Creative County work is powered by the contributions of our generous community.
creative county grants map
From murals to a mobile museum, access to art and culture expands across the region
ECCF’s Creative County Initiative supports seven new creative projects in Essex County communities Thousands of children and families have explored, learned and created at the North Shore Children’s Museum in Peabody, originally piloted in 2019 as the CuriousCity...
ECCF Announces Next Cohort of Creative County ChangeMakers
Danvers, MA --- Since 2021, Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) has graduated 22 artists, nonprofit and municipal leaders from its Creative County ChangeMakers program, an immersive leadership support program that fosters their roles as creative leaders building...
Creative County ALAANA Grants Application Open Jan. 1
Danvers, MA --- Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) is pleased to announce a new round of grants designed to support artists who have been historically and systemically denied access to resources that empower them to create and share their work. Applications for...
Second Cohort of Arts and Culture ChangeMakers Graduate
By Michelle Xiarhos Curran There’s a certain energy that’s generated when a group of artists and creatives come together in one room to talk, share ideas and support one another. It’s contagious. It’s almost electric. It’s exactly the kind of energy that recently...
Celebrating five years of Creative County
Live performances, inspiring speakers and a $2 million funding announcement top the 2022 Essex County Arts and Culture Summit By Michelle Xiarhos Curran When the beat dropped during Ana Masacote’s high-energy salsa performance at the 2022 Essex County Arts &...
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Creative County Initiative
“The work of ECCF’s Creative County Initiative to illuminate the Ayer Mill Clock Tower, provide funding for the Lawrence Public Library mural project, and support Iluminaçion Lawrence overall is a powerful catalyst to celebrate the city’s spirit of resilience and incredible sense of community.”
– MAYOR DAN RIVERA, CITY OF LAWRENCE
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