Creative Collective

265 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01971


The Creative Collective is a group of economic development strategists, small business supporters, activation specialists, and believers in the importance of the creative workforce. We foster growth, sustainability, and scalability for small businesses, creative thinkers, organizations, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

The Pillars of Creative Collective

– 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, facilitated connections and networking, and brand awareness.

– The consumer-facing platform Creative North Shore highlights the creative community, small businesses, events, and information on arts and culture happenings.

– Our advocacy for equal pay for creative workers, better support for underserved small business owners. We strive to create more equitable and modern business practices that lead to more sustainable and inclusive communities. Take a moment and learn about our commitment to anti-racism, equity, and accessibility.

– Our consultancy division combines all of the above pillars. The Collective manages and facilitates projects for municipalities, organizations, and businesses that understand the importance of creating better opportunities at the intersection of economic development and the creative workforce.

The Collective, its members, and its partners share a vision that thriving arts, culture, and creative sectors make the world a better place and support the sustainability of our communities and businesses.

Together we connect creativity, community, and commerce.

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