Massachusetts defines the creative industries to include without limitation the many interlocking industry sectors that center on providing creative services such as advertising, architecture or creating and promoting intellectual property products such as arts, film, computer games, multimedia, or design.
|Marketing||Advertising and marketing agencies and professionals|
|Architecture||Architecture firms and architects|
|Visual Arts + Craft||Museums, galleries, curators, artists, artisans, and makers|
|Design||Product, interior, graphic, and fashion design firms and designers|
|Film + Media||Film, animation, TV, and radio businesses, organizations, and talent|
|Digital Games||Companies, programmers, and individuals producing games|
|Music + Entertainment||Venues, theatres, producers, and musicians and performers|
|Publishing||Print or electronic businesses and content creator, editors, and writers|
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Launched the "We are the Creative Industries Series" on Boston.com Global Business Hub
Creative Industries connecting the creative dots, by Helena Fruscio
A digital game designer in Cambridge is getting ready to launch a new addictive smartphone game, a furniture designer in Northampton is making showpieces for an upcoming convention, an artist in Haverhill is creating new product lines from his ancient art form, and an author is ready to start on his latest fantasy novel in Boylston.
While none of these people know each other and their personal and works paths likely never will cross, they do have one thing in common. They are all part of a sector I love to be a part of, the Massachusetts creative industries – a growing sector full of energy, creativity and ideas....
Interested in Selling to the State?
Connecting your Business to the Commonwealth Workshop
The Operational Services Division (OSD) is offering a FREE workshop for businesses in the Creative businesses who are interested in learning how to do business with the Commonwealth.
Date: Friday, July 12th, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: One Ashburton Place, 21st Floor, Conference Room 1, Boston, MA 02108
Are you a creative industry business owner looking for support?
Get the help you need at a CreativeNEXT Resource Meeting or Office Hours with The Creative Economy Director! Anyone can sign- up for support. The first step is to sign-up at a location near you!
Not sure of the resources available to your business?
The Commonwealth has existing resources to help your creative business thrive. We can help you grow your business through programs and services, including financing, site selection, export promotion, help for entrepreneurs, and tax incentives and more.
Find a job in the creative industries!
Learn more about a list of local and national web sites which list jobs in the Creative Economy.
Want to know how to strengthen creative industry businesses in your community?
The creative industries are an important part of the Massachusetts economy, with a $1 billion statewide impact and over 100,000 Massachusetts workers. During the summer of 2012 we met with 580 creative economy companies in a statewide CreativeNEXT Listening Tour. Below are the top ten themes for strengthening the creative industries in Massachusetts that were apparent across the Commonwealth.
Businesses needed access to:
- Networking and Business Development
- Access to Capital
- Industry Visibility
- Talent and Workforce Development
- Business Model
Coming soon! Join the Creative Economy Network, click here to see legislation, section 64!
The Massachusetts Creative Economy Council is developing a statewide strategy for the enhancement, encouragement, and growth of the creative economy in Massachusetts. There will be four meetings in 2013 and they are open to the public.