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

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

  • Design Services
  • Website Development


  • 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
137 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740