CreativeGround News

[Updated 11/16/2020]


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.

  • 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 Fellows: 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