The Essex County Arts Council (ECAC) is delighted to announce the new 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 Grantcan 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 tuition fees. The request must be related to a specific opportunity.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals by Monday, September 17 for opportunities from November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019. For full information please see the “grants” page on our website at or contact us at [email protected]. The program is made possible through generous donations to the Essex County Arts Council.