Visual/Craft Artists

Visual and craft artists are individuals engaging in disciplines such as painting, photography, jewelry-making, crafts, sculpture, design, or multi-media. CreativeGround is a free tool for all New England visual and craft artists to do the following:

  • Promote your work to an audience of galleries, schools, arts organizations, and individuals by creating a detailed and visually appealing profile
     
  • Find potential collaborators such as other artists, fabricators, galleries, and schools
     
  • Identify yourself as a public artist to be found by organizations commissioning and funding public art projects such as NEFA's Fund for the Arts grant program
     
  • Invite cross-sector partnerships by making your work visible to a broad regional audience, including planners, developers, and government agencies
     
  • Show that you are on a State Arts Agency Roster and be found by users searching for vetted teaching artists
     
  • 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

  • As a visual or craft artist, it's important that you use an image of your work as your profile image. This image shows up next to your profile name in search results and allows users to get a sneak peek at your creations
  • Use the 'Image and Video Gallery' to show up to 10 images of your work
  • Think about what specific keywords someone might use to search for you and include those keywords in your 'Description of Work and Background' section
  • Have you exhibited your pieces or sold at an event? Use the 'I Have Worked With' section to list galleries or events at which your work has appeared
  • If you're a teacher or offer residencies, be sure to fill out the 'Teaching Artist Information' section of the profile to provide information about your fees, curriculum areas, grades served, and other important information
  • As an artist, your institution business type should be listed as 'Individual Artist'. Your legal status is likely 'Commercial Business - Sole proprietorship'. For more information about how to define your legal status, visit our FAQ on the topic
  • For more information about how to create a robust and visually appealing profile, click here

Watch a webinar recording about how to use CreativeGround as a visual artist:

See some examples of great CreativeGround profiles:

Wikepi Baskets
Maine
Basket Weaving

Mags Bonham
Vermont
Jewelry

Scott Rhoades
Connecticut
Painting

Studio Echelman
Massachusetts
Sculpture

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