Resources for Creatives

Find documents and links to resources related to creative economy activities in Holyoke. To be added to the list, email



ARTery – development resources for Western Mass Creatives
Holyoke Arts Bazaar – marketplace opportunities for Western Mass Creatives
SPARK – entrepreneurship and small business development training and resources
Valley Venture Mentors – business mentor and accelerator program
Pioneer Valley Innovation Nights (PINS) – product launch party
Massachusetts Innovation Nights (MINS) – product launch party
MassChallenge – the world’s largest startup accelerator



Plug Into the Creative Valley – a monthly meet up of Western Mass Creatives
Creative Ground – New England’s directory of creative enterprises and artists



The Wauregan
Gateway City Arts
Parsons Hall Project
Paper City Studios
Open Square
Cubit Living
STEAM Building
The Canal Galleries
Baustein Building
Taber Gallery at HCC
Wistariahurst Museum
El Mercado at 413 Main St
Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC)
Holyoke War Memorial Building
Holyoke Public Library
Holyoke City Hall



Passport Holyoke
Holyoke League of Arts and Crafts
Holyoke Creative Arts Center
Holyoke Civic Symphony
Brick Co-Workshop
Massachusetts International Festival of Arts (MiFA)/Victory Theatre
Holyoke Local Cultural Council
Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce
Holyoke Community College
Nueva Esperanza
Permaculture FEAST
Western Mass Economic Development Council
Western Mass Creative Economy Network
Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative – training and resources for film/media production
Massachusetts Cultural Council –  grant programs, partnerships, and services for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, communities, and artists.
New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) – grant programs, creative communities exchange, news and information about the arts.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) – grant programs, news and information about the arts.
Americans for the Arts – the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America.
UMASS Arts Extension Service –  best practices, the latest research, publications, and training programs for artists and arts managers.
Valley Arts Newsletter – newsletter about art shows, events, calls for art, art classes, and studio availability in the Pioneer Valley.
Valley Arts Share – free online resource for creative exchange in the Pioneer Valley



MA Creative Economy Resources
Holyoke Application to Exhibit Artwork in Public Space
Holyoke CEIC Strategic Plan
Holyoke CEIC Project Summary – MAY 2014
Holyoke Creative Economy Strategic Plan Presentation – SEPT 2013