Creative Economy


Five Headlines That Defined 2017

From the New York Times to Jamaica Plain News, here are the headlines that changed and defined the arts and culture sector for us.Read more »


Congrats to the 2017 Creative Economy Awardees

Even if you missed this year’s Creative Communities Exchange in New London, CT, you still can experience one of the most exciting elements of the CCX: the 2017 Creative Economy awards.

At each CCX, NEFA presents two Creative Economy awards - one to an organization and another for a specific project - in recognition of successful strategies, scope of impact on the creative economy, and possibility for replication in other...Read more »


CCX 2017 Recap

At a meeting this morning, I ran into a local colleague who said, “I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the CCX in New London. I’m still thinking about it.” That was the inspiration I needed to finish reading the evaluations and share the learnings, and perfectly timed for us to share these video highlights:


The simple way to keep your CreativeGround profile up-to-date

We asked, you answered…

The CreativeGround team regularly solicits user feedback, and we watch for changes and trends in the creative economy. It’s one of the ways we make important updates to the directory, including how users identify their work on the site.

Over the past year, we’ve added or updated more than ten institution and business types based on user feedback.

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Use CreativeGround to activate your creative community

CreativeGround is a lot more than just a place to build a beautiful online profile. It’s also a powerful cultural directory, a tool for increasing the visibility of artists, creative businesses, and cultural nonprofits at work in your state, city, and even your neighborhood. Here are a few easy ways to use CreativeGround to promote your creative community to all New England and beyond!Read more »


Seven CreativeGround Profiles We Love: April 2017

CreativeGround is filled with eye-catching profiles, but this collection of artists, creative businesses, and cultural nonprofits really grabbed our attention. In addition to their excellent profiles, each has either received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts or conducts advocacy work for arts funding within their region. Read more about each of these engaging profiles and maybe get some inspiration for ...Read more »


The One-Two Punch: Using Multiple Public Profiles on CreativeGround

It's pretty common these days to have many irons in the fire. For example, you may be a musician who plays in several different bands. So how should you display this information on your CreativeGround profile? It may be time to add a new public profile...


When to make a new profile...

Genrally, profiles are for individual entities, not separate projects or programs, but here are some simple ways to tell if a component of your creative practice deserves a profile all its own:...Read more »


Happy 3rd Birthday, CreativeGround!

We've added new users and welcomed many new types of businesses and institutions to the New England creative economy.Read more »


On the CreativeGround with the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition

In preparation for NEFA’s Creative Communities Exchange in New London, Connecticut, this June, CreativeGround is talking to creative businesses, nonprofits, and individuals from across Mystic Country. We start off by getting in touch with the CCX’s local host, the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition (SECT Cultural Coalition), to find out more about the creative economy of the area and what exactly makes Southeast Connecticut so unique.Read more »


CreativeGround on the Road

CreativeGround staff will be stopping in each of the six New England states this fall to get the word out about NEFA, CreativeGround, and the upcoming survey of New England creative workers, including artists. From exhibiting at conferences, to presenting at creative economy summits, to meeting and hearing from our users in person, we’re staying very busy. Will you be joining us on the road?Read more »


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