The New England Creative Economy Network is incredibly diverse and covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, institution/business types, activities and services, and more. Here are some tips to help you Dig In to the site, customized to your role(s) as part of the Creative Core, a Community Leader, a Data Partner, or a site searcher from anywhere!
Artists/Creatives of all disciplines use CreativeGround as a tool for visibility, connection, and knowledge building.
Cultural Organizations are a wide range of profiles, including historical societies, art centers, libraries, museums, cultural heritage organizations, and even higher education programs and municipal arts departments.
Creative Businesses are entities ranging from a solo creative to institutions that employ thousands of people, such as advertising agencies, architecture firms, recording studios, and cinemas.
Community leaders both within and outside of the Creative Core go beyond updating and contacting profiles. You share the resource, which helps incentivize participation, which allows CreativeGround to be more representative of the creative work – and workers – in their communities, and ultimately increase the investment in the creative core.
Local leaders and national organizations become data partners when they license the data to use as their free local cultural directory or for research projects - this greatly helps maintain the accuracy of data on CreativeGround.
Anyone can search CreativeGround to easily get connected to our region’s creative community – explore the artists and creatives that make all communities in the region thrive! Non-arts organizations and individuals both within and outside of New England - you look to CreativeGround to find collaborators, commissions, performers, grant recipients, and more. Head over to our FAQ for general questions.