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Welcome to CreativeGround

Connect with Creative New England

This dynamic directory celebrates the region's artists, creatives, culture bearers, arts and culture organizations and creative businesses.

Whether you’re rooted in the creative community, or are cultivating creative relationships, we invite you to dig in!

Breaking Ground on CreativeGround in 1-2-3

Connect with Creative New England: Follow these steps to get started, especially if you are a CreativeGround rookie!

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Photo credit: Donna Daly

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How I Use CreativeGround

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Around the Ground in New Hampshire

We're continuing our journey Around the Ground! Follow us on our next stop in New Hampshire, and explore three artist profiles that are part of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts' juried artist rosters.

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Around the Ground: Two Stops in Massachusetts

With nearly 11,000 profiles, Massachusetts creatives and organizations make up a third of the total profiles on CreativeGround. Numerous partners – some state, some local - help make sure participation for the Commonwealth continues to be robust and representative. We’ll get you better acquainted with several.

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About CreativeGround

CreativeGround spotlights the creative people and places at work in New England: cultural nonprofits like libraries and theaters, creative businesses like recording studios and design agencies, and artists of all disciplines such as performing arts, visual arts, crafts, literary arts, media, and more create and maintain their own profiles. 

Through this centralized network, the creative community empowers itself with knowledge, connection, and resources by harvesting their stories, relationships, and data. When creative communities are supported, all communities thrive. 

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Search for NEST grant eligible artists

Do you present performances, readings, and screenings of work by regional artists? Considering applying for NEFA's New England States Touring(NEST) grant to present any of these eligible touring performing artists in New England.

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109 Disciplines Represented

CreativeGround is a platform for artists, creatives, businesses, and organizations who work in all genres. This graphic shows which disciplines are selected the most on profiles right now, with more being added in real time as the creative landscape evolves.



National Endowment for the Arts Logo
Barr Foundation Logo
Connecticut Office of the Arts Logo
Maine Arts Commission Logo
Massachusetts Cultural Council Logo
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Logo
Vermont Arts Council Logo with Tag "Working for a Creative State"
Northeast Indigenous Arts Alliance Logo
ArtsHub Western Mass logo