Connecticut Artist Registries
- Art in Public Spaces Registry: A non-juried database open to both in-state and out-of-state artists who are interested in being considered for Connecticut's Art in Public Spaces projects.
- The Directory of Performing and Teaching Artists: A juried directory of Connecticut artists managed by COA.
- CreativeGround: A free directory open to New England artists of any discipline and produced by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). More information provided below.
The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA)/DECD is now utilizing CreativeGround for Connecticut artists of ALL disciplines and will no longer administer the CT Visual Artist Registry.
CreativeGround spotlights the rich range of creative people and places at work in the six (6) New England states. This free online directory includes profiles for artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses. Create or update your profile to make yourself and your work visible to an audience of galleries, schools, marketplaces, and other arts and non-arts organizations and businesses looking for exhibitors, teachers, or potential collaborators.
Use CreativeGround's image gallery and extensive fields to describe your disciplines, activities and services, populations served, and more to help users locate your profile in specific searches, and perform your own detailed searches to find collaborators within your region.
CreativeGround replaces NEFA's two former directories, Matchbook and CultureCount and was launched in January 2014. CreativeGround serves artists of ALL disciplines, arts organizations and creative enterprises and is used to profile New England creative talent and to count the regional creative economy for advocacy research purposes.
Note: past Matchbook and CultureCount profiles were merged into CreativeGround; therefore, existing profiles may simply require updating and can be accessed using the same user account login information as used for Matchbook and CultureCount. New users will be required to create a user account and establish a new profile.
CreativeGround is made possible through an ongoing partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), 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.