Creative City Grantwriting Workshop for Artists: A Brief Summary

If you couldn’t make it to the Creative City grantwriting workshop, here are some resources for putting together a great proposal.Read more »


Disaster Relief Resources for the Arts

In the wake of multiple significant hurricane disasters, we want to share important resources for the arts sector. These range from disaster preparedness to grants for recovery for both organizations and individual artists. Read more »


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.

Institution/...Read more »


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: June 2017

CreativeGround is filled with eye-catching profiles, but this collection of artists, creative businesses, and cultural nonprofits really grabbed our attention. Now featued on the CreativeGround homepage and about page, this cohort features NEFA award winners, newcomers to the site, and longtime cultural partners. 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 »


Reaching out to Your Elected Officials

It’s more critical than ever to share the value of the arts.

As part of the reporting process for our National Endowment for the Arts funded programs, New England States Touring (NEST) and Expeditions, NEFA grantees are required to write letters of appreciation to their elected officials. This is to inform them about the purpose of their award, and the impact it has on the grantee organization and service to the community. It is also an opportunity to formally invite representatives to attend events and see work in action.Read more »


Arts, Military, and Healthcare Communities Convene

Art in the Service of Understanding: Bridging Artists, Military, Veterans, and Civilian Communities held March 10–12, 2017, in partnership with HowlRound, was inspired by the artists and their collaborators in the military, healthcare, and presenter communities who created five new performance works funded by NEFA's National Theater Project (NTP) and National Dance Project (NDP) in recent years. Those five performance works include: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 »


Federal Arts Funding Update

Dear NEFA friends,

Many NEFA constituents have reached out to us with questions and concerns related to recent news reports about the possible elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the privatization of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. We at NEFA are concerned, too, about federal arts funding in the new administration. 

We want to reassure you that all of our upcoming open grant cycles will be fully funded, and you can confidently submit for any of our current deadlines. 

As we...Read more »


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