The Essex County Arts Council is pleased to announce that eight North Country artists have received ECAC’s newly rebranded Sunburst Awards for individual artists. The Sunburst micro-grants will help these artists to realize a project that will advance their career. Artists were chosen by an independent panel of art enthusiasts, and will each receive a grant of $500 in support of their projects.
Rebecca Kelly, ECAC President, commented: “We are proud to support our community artists and pleased to invest in their creative journeys.”
This year’s Sunburst Award recipients applied for funding to support a wide range of artistic genres, including writing, photography, musical workshops and performances, comic book design, watercolors, print-making and illustration. In the coming year, you will see/hear performances and exhibits throughout Essex County that feature our Sunburst Awards recipients.