CreativeGround community, we are excited to welcome you to the newest version of creativeground.org! If you already managed a public profile on the previous version of CreativeGround, we are especially delighted to bring you a smoother, improved experience editing your profile, as well as a beautiful, updated profile design to showcase your creative activities.
Log In - Use the same username and password you have always used to log in to CreativeGround.
Explore your Dashboard – upon logging in, you will now be directed to your Dashboard. This is your home base where you can access any public profiles you own or manage, change your account settings, and create new profiles. You will see any profiles you own or manage appear under “Manage My Public Profiles.”
Update your Public Profile(s) -- The first time you log in to the updated CreativeGround, take a moment to update your public profile(s). Know that you may need to fill out some new or additional fields on your profile the first time you save updates on the new site.
Your profile updates will save and publish automatically as you navigate between sections. You’ll be warned before your edits are published.
Be sure to click “Update Profile” frequently to save your work within a section.
After you save, you can follow the “View Profile” link to see how great your profile looks!
Profile Status: Taking a break or no longer active? You can now select whether your profile is Active, On Hiatus, or Out of Business.
Designated Arts Communities: Profiles can now select from a list to indicate that they belong to one of several Designated Arts Communities in the “Affiliations and Accomplishments” section. Learn more about Designated Arts Communities.
Institution/Business Types: You might notice that your profile’s Institution/Business Type has changed. Part of the upgrade of CreativeGround included improving the accuracy and consistency of the data, including updating the options in the Institution/Business Type field.
Learn more about the new options and groupings for Institution/Business types here and Contact Us if you have questions about your profile’s Institution/Business type.
Activities/Services: These options have changed to better reflect the wide range of creative activities that CreativeGround profiles do.
Profile Score: Once you’ve updated your profile, you might notice an increase in your Profile Score, found beside your profile’s name in your Dashboard (this number is only visible to owners and managers of the profile). Keep working on other sections of your profile and check out these tips to increase your Profile Score and your profile’s visibility in CreativeGround searches.
It’s easier to edit profile managers: Have multiple staff at your organization who need to edit your CreativeGround profile? It’s easy to add them as Profile Managers through your Dashboard. Now is a perfect chance to check that your Profile Manager list is up to date. Click “Profile Managers” beside the profile name in your Dashboard to view, add, and delete managers from your profile.
As a CreativeGround profile owner, be sure you are signed up for CreativeGround email updates! In your Dashboard, click into Account Settings and check the box “I would like to receive email updates about CreativeGround” to stay up to date and get the most out of your CreativeGround experience.
Have questions or need help? Our team is here for you as we make this transition to the new CreativeGround! Read our FAQ page, Contact Us, or schedule an office hour with a CreativeGround team member for one-on-one profile support.