This free online directory and research database includes profiles for cultural nonprofits like libraries and theaters, creative businesses like recording studios and design agencies, and artists of all disciplines such as performing arts, visual arts, and crafts.
Looking for ways to get involved with CreativeGround?
Dig in to CreativeGround today by searching for New England artists, creative businesses, and cultural organizations.
Create or Update a public profile to ensure your creative practice is visible and counted as part of the New England creative community.
Visit the Get Involved page for ideas and resources on how to promote CreativeGround to your neighbors and constituents.
Contact the CreativeGround team to schedule an information session for your community of creative professionals.
- National Endowment for the Arts
- Barr Foundation
- 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
- Vermont Arts Council
For more information, email CreativeGround@nefa.org.
In 2014, CreativeGround replaced NEFA’s previous online services, CultureCount and MatchBook.org. CreativeGround is comprised of new profiles and profiles from the previous directories. NEFA’s Native American Artist Directory is also housed on CreativeGround, in partnership with Northeast Indigenous Arts Alliance (NIAA).
CreativeGround includes data previously provided for CultureCount by: the National Center for Charitable Statistics, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the Maine Humanities Council, and the Maine State Archives.