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.


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

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Economic Development

Business Planning

  • Diversification
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Employee Development (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

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

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)

Marketing and Sales

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


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based (Specialty)
  • Geographically Based (Specialty)
  • Home Based (Specialty)
  • Industry Specific (Specialty)
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

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


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

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

  • Design Services
  • Website Development


  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Startup Classes

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Pitch Events
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals (Specialty)
  • Startup Drinks
Contact Information
Dena Haden
137 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740