A project of the New England Foundation of the Arts (NEFA), CreativeGround is brought to you through ongoing partnerships with the National Endowment for the Arts and the six New England State Arts Agencies, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Maine Arts Commission, Massachusetts Cultural Council, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council, with additional funding from the Barr Foundation.


The New England state arts agencies have been vital to the development and ongoing data integrity of of CreativeGround and use the directory in any number of ways:

  • as their state's cultural directory;
  • as a way to promote the artists on their artist rosters;
  • as a tool to quantify their state's creative sector;
  • and as a way to search for and connect with artists, organizations, and businesses in their region.

These agencies’ ongoing efforts to market CreativeGround to their constituency and dedication to ensuring the data integrity through regular reviewing of profiles ensures CreativeGround’s ongoing relevancy and success.

To learn more about the state arts agencies and their role in CreativeGround, click here.

Partners, access your toolkit for getting special access to CreativeGround here.