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Essex County artists can apply for up to $500 for Artist Career Development Grant program

The Essex County Arts Council (ECAC) has announced the Artist Career Development Grant program.

This program is designed to support Essex County artists of all disciplines with a specific project or opportunity that will provide a significant impact and expansion to their art career. Artists can apply for grants up to $500.

Examples of activities and expenses the ECAC Artist Career Development Grant can fund include participation in an event, conference or workshop that will help bring your career to a new level, documentation of work, rental of materials or equipment, exhibitions, mentorships, travel or accommodation costs, technical support, promotion, registration or (non-degree based) tuition fees. The request must be related to a specific opportunity.

This year marks the second year of the Artist Career Development Grant offering. The 2018 awardee were Alison Weld created a catalog of her Symphony of Passion Exhibition at the University of Maine Museum of Art, May 17 to Aug. 31, 2019; Elsa Dixon attended a workshop on Paper Paintings and Mixed Media Collage; and Stephen Longmire scanned large-format transparencies for a print exhibition at the Tahawus Windows Gallery, July 27-Sept. 2, 2019.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals by Monday, Sept. 16 for opportunities from Nov. 1, 2019 through Oct. 31, 2020.

For more information, see the “grants” page at www.EssexCountyArts.org or contact us at EssexCountyNYArts@gmail.com.

The program is made possible through generous donations to the Essex County Arts Council.

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