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.  

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  • 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

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In 2014, CreativeGround replaced NEFA’s previous online services, CultureCount and 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.