The Collective provides opportunities for those that live, play and work at the intersection of creativity, community and commerce.

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“The Collective has been essential for my business toolkit since the start. Their support and resources have guided me in making effective decisions for my company.”
— Rosario Ubiera Minaya - Owner - Cojuelos Productions
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WHO WE SERVE

ARTISTS - CRAFTERS - MAKERS - CREATIVES - DREAMERS - ENTREPRENEURS - INNOVATORS - VISIONARIES - SMALL BUSINESS - MUSEUMS - MUSICIANS - PERFORMERS - CREATIVE INSTITUTIONS - VIDEOGRAPHERS - PHOTOGRAPHERS - MEDIA CREATORS - ACTORS - MUNICIPALITIES - NON PROFITS

Creative Collective is a business program that provides opportunities for small businesses, entrepreneurs, non profits, organizations and individuals that are looking for a more modern and creative approach to business growth and brand awareness.

Our partners benefit from our ability to layer services that reach far beyond traditional marketing and business programs.  Together we share a vision that thriving arts, culture and creative sectors makes the world a better place and support the sustainability of our communities and businesses.

Together we connect creativity, commerce and the community.

As a member partner, you contribute to the growing creative economy while enjoying access to the growing Creative North Shore/Creative Collective audiences comprised of culture advocates, creatives, and supporters of the arts community.



The Creative Collective has been a great way to meet other business owners on the North Shore. The Collective staff is adept at facilitating networking events that feel authentic and not like traditional “networking” events I’ve been to. I also enjoy that the mission leans toward the creative and artistic communities. It’s been perfect for my organization.
— Dan Donato - Owner - Octocog

If you need more assistance with our Business Partner Program please email our Director of Memberships & Creative Growth, Michelle.

WHY

 
Joey Phoenix films at Circle of Stitches in Salem MA. as part of a series of retail promotions for the city of Salem. By using professional creatives to showcase creative industries there is a certain synergy and creative energy that makes customers want to invest in both the establishment but also the artist responsible for the promotional materials. All of this then supports the local economy and support the cities mission to support it's small businesses.

Joey Phoenix films at Circle of Stitches in Salem MA. as part of a series of retail promotions for the city of Salem. By using professional creatives to showcase creative industries there is a certain synergy and creative energy that makes customers want to invest in both the establishment but also the artist responsible for the promotional materials. All of this then supports the local economy and support the cities mission to support it's small businesses.

Middle class creative workers are an essential part of the Massachusetts economy:

Half of all of New England’s creative jobs are in Massachusetts

Of the 502K jobs in Massachusetts, 33,500 are in creative fields like art and design workers, media and communication workers, entertainers and performers, photographers, and musicians (and so many more!).

¼ of all creative workers and ⅓ of artists are self-employed, whereas only 10% of New England’s overall workforce is!

We value the importance and value of creativity:

Misconceptions about the value of creativity abound. Creatives are asked to create for “exposure” instead of being paid for their work. We’re here to remind Creatives their work is valuable and that there are ways to be paid for their creations. Of course some forms of exposure are key to any Creative’s growth within their field, but there is a point at which being paid for one’s work supersedes gaining a social media following or growing one’s email list - and we’re here to help.

Artist Caleb Neelon (   @calebneelonart   ) on scene during the Beyond Walls Mural Festival in Lynn MA. This month long mural festival has been a source of pride, economic development and change for a community chock full of creative energy.

Artist Caleb Neelon (@calebneelonart) on scene during the Beyond Walls Mural Festival in Lynn MA. This month long mural festival has been a source of pride, economic development and change for a community chock full of creative energy.

Pop Up owners Jenn and Erik from  Goodnight Fatty  work with multiple other creative organizations on a regular basis to activate spaces and partner often with other culinary arts innovators utilizing creative placemaking, pop ups and the spirit of true creative entrepreneurship.

Pop Up owners Jenn and Erik from Goodnight Fatty work with multiple other creative organizations on a regular basis to activate spaces and partner often with other culinary arts innovators utilizing creative placemaking, pop ups and the spirit of true creative entrepreneurship.

Creativity makes the world a better place to live, work, and play:

Creativity is an essential part of a healthy ecosystem. Creatives to play a key role in determining where we all want to live, work, and visit. The best places in Massachusetts - or anywhere - are those destinations with creative aspects to their businesses, public art displays, arts festivals, and other creative avenues. We help connect Creatives find the best path to displaying their creative works - and finding ways to financially support their creative works.

The world of Arts & Culture needs support:

Arts & Culture are essential to a functioning society because they play a vital role in enriching our lives and challenging our perspectives. We’ve built a Creative Collective to help support local Creatives find ways to build support around their creations - from local play companies, to lighting and behind the scenes work, to writers, to graphic design, whatever their Creative ventures are, we’ve built a network for creative ideas to flow and grow.

Hundreds of artists, performers and creatives travel into Boston annually to support the organization  Mass Creative  and take to the streets of Boston to explain why #artsmatter and have important discussions with local leaders at the State House. The Collective was on hand and proud to march with so many talented leaders!

Hundreds of artists, performers and creatives travel into Boston annually to support the organization Mass Creative and take to the streets of Boston to explain why #artsmatter and have important discussions with local leaders at the State House. The Collective was on hand and proud to march with so many talented leaders!

 

 
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CREATIVITY ABOUNDS

Creative North Shore, the lifestyle brand powered by Creative Collective celebrates and supports all things creative economy, arts and culture. Original content, photography, videography, stories and more all shared across various online and social platforms.

Looking for information on the amazing things happening on the North Shore and want to learn more about the players that make it all happen… Check out creativenorthshore.com

 


CREATIVE COLLECTIVE PROUDLY PARTNERS WITH

Beyond the business membership, the collective partners with leaders across the North Shore to produce initiatives, events and happenings that influence and engage the community and enhance the dialogue about the importance of arts, culture and creativity.