Massachusetts is home to one of the most diverse and innovative Creative Industries clusters in the nation. Massachusetts’ revolutionary spirit has created a number of innovative programs and collaborations to support the over 100,000 people employed in this important industry. To learn more about how to grow your creative business in Massachusetts. click here
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MOTT is the lead state agency charged with promoting tourism and hospitality in Massachusetts. MOTT markets all aspects of the Commonwealth, including arts and culture, history and heritage, as well as recreational facilities, beaches, mountains and outdoor amenities. MOTT works with Regional Tourism Councils throughout the state to help accentuate the diversity and range of visitor amenities throughout Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC)
The MCC promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. MCC oversees the Cultural Data Project, a powerful online financial management and reporting tool for arts and cultural organizations in Massachusetts
ArtistLink works with artists, artist groups, arts-minded organizations, real estate developers, municipalities, and other proponents to develop artist spaces. Also check out their page on ‘other artists resources’ for links to websites with information on grants, healthcare, and other resources.
Matchbook is New England’s online marketplace connecting artists, presenters and communities.
Regional and/or Local State-Funded Creative Economy Initiatives
The mission of Berkshire Creative is to stimulate new job growth and economic opportunity in the region by sparking innovative collaborations between artists, designers, cultural institutions and businesses in the Berkshires. MORE
Create Boston is focused on the simple fact that creativity is fuel for Boston’s economic engine. This is an economic development initiative of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, designed to help businesses rooted in creativity achieve their potential for success. MORE
The Creative Economy Association of the North Shore
CEANS is an advocacy organization promoting creative economy development on the North Shore.
Worcester Cultural Coalition
The Worcester Cultural Coalition is the unified voice of Worcester's cultural community whose members are the leaders of the City's sixty-plus arts and cultural institutions and organizations.
Support for For-Profit Creative Industries
Under Governor Patrick, the Commonwealth has launched a Creative Economy Initiative and appointed the nation’s first Creative Economy Industry Director (Creative.Economy@state.ma.us, twitter @CreateMA) in the Massachusetts Office of Business Development to work one-on-one with businesses.
Film, TV and Digital Media
Massachusetts has a rapidly growing film, TV and digital media sector, with over 21 major film productions filmed and planned production studios. We also have a highly competitive tax incentive for film production and digital media companies. The Massachusetts Film Office is a one-stop agency that offers advice on locations, permits, local vendors and more.
Massachusetts, home to the birth of the video game, has one of the largest digital game development communities in the world with over 75 companies. Support includes Boston Post Mortem, PoweringUpBoston.com, New England Game SIG, and Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Game Cluster.
Advertising and Digital Advertising
Massachusetts has a strong advertising sector and has one of the world’s leading clusters of digital advertising, support includes the Ad Club of Boston,a trade organization for marketing, advertising and communications in New England; and the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange, the leading industry association in the country bringing together digital technology, marketing and media professionals, to engage in what is next for the web and how it impacts the marketing and business worlds.
Design talent comes to Massachusetts for a world class education and then stays here to work in a range of innovative industries, joining over 44,000 other designers in the stte. DIGMA- Design Industry Group of Massachusetts connects the multidisciplinary design community with state policymakers and leading industries