Creative New England, Online
Here we go...
"Disassemble." Performance by Taleen Batalian in collaboration with Heidi Henderson
The CreativeGround team is incredibly excited to share this updated platform made to connect New England artists, creatives, culture bearers, arts and culture organizations, and creative businesses.

Thank you for your patience and participation as we planned for, developed, and tested the new CreativeGround site. An extra dose of gratitude for our beta and admin testers that informed our decision to take a little extra time to get it right for you, our current CreativeGrounders.
Keep Reading for:

A Soft Launch Refresher
Highlights of CG 2.0

Support Sources:

A Quick (re)Start Blog
Info on Office Hours
Webinar Registration
Three years ago we made a plan.
Two years ago we began building the upgraded site in earnest so that...
One day, we could share a centralized, versatile directory to support regional creative economy workers.
That day is today - we welcome you to CreativeGround 2.0!
A Soft and Warm Welcome
A refreshed look is bubbling up on CreativeGround 2.0
We see you, CreativeGrounders.

As artists, creatives, culture bearers, staff at arts and cultural organizations, owners of creative businesses, and arts workers that wear many different hats, the past two years have been incredibly difficult. With a global pandemic, shuttered venues, and trial-by-fire conversion to virtual spaces, we have been working diligently to give you a service that supports and recognizes what you do.

The new CreativeGround shares the stories, relationships, and data of the creative community to empower you, its people, with more knowledge, connection, and resources; because when creative communities are supported, all communities thrive.

Before you hit the 'Ground running...

This is a soft launch. Some changes are still in progress. You may notice some differences each time you return, and we’ll keep you in the loop as updates go live. Please let us know if you notice any kinks in a smooth site experience that need the admin team's attention.

The CreativeGround Team is focused on our current site users (i.e. you!) during this soft launch period. We know that you'll want to ensure your profile looks its best in the refreshed profile layout. Read on for ways to join tutorials, webinars, and community chats to support your navigation of the new and improved functionality. (Don't worry, we'll provide lots of promo materials for you to share when we get to the public launch phase.)
Discover What's New
Explore the new and improved

  • Enjoy an friendlier and smoother user experience with updates to the site aesthetic. Be sure to peek at the exemplary profiles in the spotlight on the homepage!

  • Your profile(s) have a new look. An improved user Dashboard makes maintaining a profile easy and fun! Make your profile robust for increased visibility, or mark your profile as "On Hiatus" for when you're taking a break from creative work.

  • Browse your New England creative community using the powerful Search function that inspires new ways to find collaborators, constituents, and neighbors. We've made sitewide improvements to data quality on over 30,000 profiles to help you find what you’re looking for by discipline, profile type, and location

  • Read the new blog that shares your stories with the New England creative community.

  • Fill out the Spotlight a Profile form to let us know that you're interested in being highlighted to share your expertise and journey with CreativeGround.

  • Discover the best ways to Dig In and make the most of CreativeGround as your online creative New England community.
"Biosounds in Ramler Park" created by Lani Asuncion (Massachusetts)
The Dirt on Digging In
Log in using the email associated with your existing user account. Your password will be the same as what you have been using, but if you forget it, click on "Forgot Password" to reset it.

All of your info has made the journey to the new platform, but there are a few specific items you'll want to update so that it looks best in the new design. Read the Quick-Start Guide to the NEW CreativeGround to get oriented.

The CreativeGround team recognizes you may have feedback and support needs during this initial launch phase. Please reach out to connect, schedule a 1:1 help session, or see below about dropping in on Zoom Room Office Hours or sign up for The 411 on CreativeGround 2.0 webinars.
The CreativeGround Team is Here for You
"Winter Woods" paper collage by Robin Brooks (Maine)
Drop-In Office Hours on Zoom
Need human assistance? A CreativeGround team member will be standing by on Zoom for you to join at any point during these time slots until March 31:

Tuesdays from 11am - 12pm

Thursdays from 2pm - 3pm

To join any Office Hour, use this Zoom Link below.
Wool felt tapestry by Neysa Russo (Vermont)
The 411 on CreativeGround 2.0

Get an overview of the new site as well as answers to your questions:

Thurs., March 10, 10:30am-12pm

Thurs., March 17, 6pm-7:30pm
Morganna Becker (she/her/hers)
Community Engagement Coordinator, Creative Economy | 617-951-0010 x535
A project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), CreativeGround is brought to you through ongoing partnerships with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Maine Arts Commission, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and the Vermont Arts Council.
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