Cultural Nonprofit

The term Cultural Nonprofit refers to a variety of types of organizations such as historical societies, art centers, libraries, and museums. CreativeGround is a free tool for New England organizations of all kinds to do the following:

  • Promote your organization's activities and services by creating a detailed and visually appealing profile
     
  • Find artists in your community including Native American artists, public artists, touring artists, teaching artists, and NEST grant-eligible artists to engage in exhibits, performances, classes, residencies, or any number of other activities
     
  • Invite cross-sector partnerships by making your organization visible to a broad regional audience including planners, developers, and government agencies
     
  • Find potential collaborators for program development, cross promotion, and other projects to strengthen your organization
     
  • If applicable, advertise your organization's space with details about rental fees, audience capacity, accessibility features, and more
     
  • Get counted as a member of your local creative community for regional research and advocacy

Ready to get listed?

Great! Follow these instructions to get started.

Tips and Tricks

  • CreativeGround includes profiles for cultural nonprofits of all legal statuses. Learn more about how to identify your organization's legal status here
  • Fill out the 'Activities and Services' section of the profile fully to ensure users understand who you are and what you do
  • No organization works alone - list your partners in the 'I Have Worked With' section. This can include artists you've presented, organizations you've collaborated with, designers and marketers who have helped promote your organization, etc.
  • Think about what specific keywords someone might use to search for your organization and be sure to include those keywords in your 'Description of Work and Background'
  • Are you a presenter? Make sure to indicate if you are a member of the Arts Presenters of Northern New England (APNNE) or the New England Presenters (NEP) consortia
  • If you have a venue to rent, fill out the 'Venue for Rent/Use' section with fees, features, and more
  • Highlight the accessibility features for both your programs and your venue space in the 'Accessibility of Services' and the 'Venue Available for Rent/Use' section of the profile

See some examples of great CreativeGround profiles:

Springfield City Library
Massachusetts

Portland Ovations
Maine

Custom House Maritime Museum
Connecticut

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen
New Hampshire

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page or email creativeground@nefa.org.