August 6, 2020
Creative County Monthly Meet Ups

Creative County Initiative Monthly Meet Ups

Hosted by Karen Ristuben, Program Director for the Creative County Initiative and John Andrews, founder of Creative Collective MA

These monthly Meet Ups are a casual opportunity to meet your creative peers for both open discussion and specific, moderated topics of common interest that will include:

  • programming pivots
  • new approaches to finances and fundraising
  • communications/marketing practices
  • other topics that arise in our sessions

Open to Essex County artists, makers and creators.

Learn more and sign up today.

Arts in Crisis: Huge Losses Signal Need for Collaboration to Recover

Arts in Crisis: Huge Losses Signal Need for Collaboration to Recover

Published in North of Boston Business March 24, 2021
They were the first to close and will be among the last to fully reopen. Theaters, performance venues, live music spots, museums and galleries: they make our communities more vibrant, they help drive the local economy, and they serve as epicenters of creative expression, cultural representation and togetherness.

Lights, History, Agriculture! ECCF Funds Six New Public Art Projects

Merrimack Valley photographers, writers and people seeking calm have probably found themselves at some point on the edge of the Spicket River in Methuen, where Essex County’s only natural waterfall – which once powered 19th century textile mills – drops 100 feet and tumbles over a bed of rocks on its way to the Merrimack in Lawrence.

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