Co-Creative Center

A creative community hub in downtown New Bedford, MA, The Co-Creative Center is a collaborative workspace, makerspace and contemporary art gallery. We are a community focused on cultivating and energizing social & creative entrepreneurship.

About

The mission of the Co-Creative Center (CO+) is to establish a footprint for creative enterprise in the historic downtown of New Bedford, which connects, supports, and celebrates artists and cultural entrepreneurship. 


The Co-Creative Center is a platform for the creative community that provides access to a flexible a workspace, studio, classroom, exhibition space, and event space as needed. In fact, the Co-Creative Center is designed to provide all of the needs for creatives to thrive and build capacity in the city and region. 


Beyond its physical attributes, CO+ serves as an active creative community hub. That provides the opportunity to build relationships among peers, partners and organizations by working together, sharing resources and benefiting from the art of community.


A Co-Creative membership provides the following amenities:

  • 24-7 keyless access

  • Presentation equipment

  • Green screen

  • Podcast studio

  • Mini kitchen

  • Flexible workspaces

  • Private meeting room

  • Heavy-duty washup sinks

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Diversification

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employee Development
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Internship Program

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Award Recognition
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • Peer Mentoring
  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development

Space

  • Retail Space
  • Office Space
  • Lab Space
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Coworking
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Design Services
  • Website Development

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Dena Haden
Address
137 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740