CreativeGround News

[Updated 7/8/2021]

Email Communications

Sign up for our e-communications by creating a user account and opting into receiving CreativeGround communications. See below for a few e-communications that have gone out to all of our active users.

If you wish to receive additional communications about opportunities that are more specific to you and the work you do, ensure your profile is robust (to identify you for inclusion on curated mailing lists), and opt into our mailing list on your user account.

We are here for tech support, but our next eblast won't be until Fall 2021 in order to focus on launching the new CreativeGround website.

  • June 2021: Summer is Calling (and Last Calls)
    • In this issue:
      • Welcome Natalya! She joins the CreativeGround team as Program Administrator, Creative Economy at NEFA.
      • Final Call to sign up to be a Beta Tester
      • Final Call before the new site is launched to submit interest in being Featured on CreativeGround
      • Make your profile robust as possible for higher visibility in Search results
      • New Work New England neighbors on CreativeGround
  • May 2021: Spring Newsletter
    • In this issue:
      • Preview some visuals from upgraded CreativeGround website to be launched in 2021
      • Opportunities to deepen your involvement in the CreativeGround community 
      • CreativeGround profile highlights
      • Tech Tip: Update your profile to better show up in search results
      • Creative Economy 101: "Real Time" vs "Longitudinal" Measures of Creative Economy
  • April 2021: April Showers and Self Care Flowers
    • In this issue:
      • Self Care Resources
      • Tech Tip: Share your self care practices
      • New Featured Profiles
      • Deepen your involvement with CreativeGround as we launch our upgraded site in 2021
  • March 2021: Winter 2021 Newsletter
    • In this issue:
      • Happy 7 years to CreativeGround
      • Getting grounded by connecting with your creative community
      • Creative Economy 101: Creative Core and Creative Related Entities
  • December 2020: Using CreativeGround in the Gift-Giving Season
    • In this issue:
      • Make your profile giving season ready
      • Promoting the directory for shopping, tickets, and donations
      • Deepen your involvement with CreativeGround as we launch our upgraded site in 2021
  • October/November 2020: Autumn 2020 Newsletter
    • In this issue:
      • Dig Deeper: Calls to Action for more involvement in CreativeGround as the site is upgraded
      • Tech Tip: Deciding to have more than one profile on CreativeGround (or not!)
      • Creative Economy 101: Legal Status
      • New Featured Profiles!
      • Shopping the Arts this Holiday Season by linking up with Artists Sunday
  • September 2020: Community: It's About People
    • In this issue:
      • New Opportunity: Community Cultivators
      • Welcome new CreativeGround Team Member, Jess Muise!
  • August 2020: Summer 2020 Newsletter
    • In this issue:
      • Site upgrade updates
      • On the CreativeGround with: New England creatives share how they are experiencing the shifting ground of the pandemic and anti-racist social justice movement
      • Let's Talk About You: Writing Your Description of Work and Background
      • Creative Economy 101: Permaculture
      • Your Data Matters: 2020 Census
  • July 2020: Raising Creative New England Voices: Diving Beneath the Surface eblast
    • In this issue:
      • New featured profiles
      • Site upgrade updates
      • Is the "Creative Activism" activity/service right for your profile? 
      • Think pieces on the future of the sector
  • June 2020: Spring 2020 Newsletter
    • In this issue:
      • Sharing resources for and reflections from the sector in light of COVID-19
      • Celebrating Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
      • Keeping connected: Maintaining your I Have Worked With connections 
      • Creative Economy 101: Selecting the Institution/Business type for your profile
      • Resources and Opportunities: Regional and National
      • Anti-Racism Resources
  • March 2020: A Date with Data: Creative Community in the Age of COVID-19 eblast
    • In this issue:
      • The importance of the accuracy of your data
      • Why you might consider sharing your artist data with the 2020 Census
      • Soliciting interest from potential local data partners for CreativeGround
  • February 2020: Anniversary Winter Newsletter
    • In this issue:
      • Announcing funding to upgrade CreativeGround
      • Celebrate six years of CreativeGround with fun data snacks
      • Creative Economy 101: Sources for Creative Economy Data
      • New Featured Profiles
      • We're hiring
      • Adding alt text to the images on your CreativeGround profile
      • Resources and Opportunities: Regional and National

Site Upgrades

CreativeGround is a primary tool for the creative economy work of New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). Upgrades are underway that will allow the site to better engage with, connect to, and make accessible New England's creative sector. Learn more in this blog post.

Coming soon:

  • An improved user experience with a friendly aesthetic
    • A mobile-responsive website to improve your experience digging into the 'Ground on your phone or tablet
    • Refreshed, modern look with functionality that surpasses AAA accessibility standards
    • Combined Search and Explore with improved sorting options, ability to save your favorite profiles to lists, and a more guided and engaged design
    • Sign up to express your interest in being a Beta Tester for the innovated site. All levels of tech savviness encouraged!
  • A blog that shares your creative sector stories with your regional community
  • Community Cultivators: a short term leadership opportunity to share expertise and help your creative peers across the region; stipend other details TBD.
  • Expanded social media connections: CreativeGround will be launching an Instagram account, and you'll be able to include your Instagram on your CreativeGround profile.
    • We'll also be sponsoring artist/organization takeovers of our various social media channels. Nominate your profile to be featured and add your Social Media takeover interest in the comment section.

CreativeGround Community Updates