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Former CreativeGround Website Administrator

As part of our on-going commitment to serving the creative sector in New England, we are pleased to share this series of five webinars on various aspects of CreativeGround. Join us as we explore a new topic each month that shows you how to make the most of this unique creative economy directory and the many features that help you promote your creative enterprise and connect with your creative community. Sign up for a FREE webinar to learn how YOU can make the most of CreativeGround!

All webinars take place on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 1:45 PM

January 12, 2016
Introduction to CreativeGround

Learn the basics of using the directory's many features including how to create or update a profile; search the directory of 30,000 profiles to find others for potential collaborators, artists for hire, organizational leaders, and more; and explore and quantify the creative enterprises and artists at work in your community.


FEBRUARY 9, 2016
How to use creativeground as a teaching artist

Teaching artists of all disciplines will learn how to create or update a profile complete with images and videos, past teaching experiences, settings in which they teach, and identify if they are on a state teaching roster. Artists will also learn how to search for organizations looking to hire teaching artists as well as other artists for potential collaborations. This webinar is produced in partnership with the New England Consortium of Artist-Educator Professionals (NECAP).


March 8, 2016
How to Use CreativeGround as a Cultural Organization or Creative Business

Nonprofit and for-profit organizations of all types and sizes will learn how to create or update a visually appealing profile; find other organizations and artists for potential collaboration for program development, cross promotion, and other projects; advertise their organization's venue; and explore and quantify the artists and creative enterprises at work in their community.


April 12, 2016
Optimizing Your Profile’s Chances of Coming up in Search Results

This webinar will demonstrate best practices to ensure profiles are completed correctly and comprehensively and show in relevant search results. Users will learn how to fill out a profile with important keywords, select the right fields, and will see demonstrations of searches in CreativeGround to better understand how search results are generated.


May 10, 2016
Using CreativeGround as Your Community’s Cultural Directory

Having a community cultural directory is a great way to demonstrate to present and future residents, city officials, local organizations, artists, and others the scope of what is happening in your creative community. However, creating a local cultural directory for your town or region can be very expensive and time-consuming. In this webinar, users will learn how to customize CreativeGround and use it as a local cultural directory and will see examples of other communities currently doing the same.


To learn more about the CreativeGround Webinar Series, contact creativeground@nefa.org.