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Creative Portland is here to help you. 

Creative Portland is here to serve and support the local arts community and arts ecosystem. Our values are reflected in the kinds of community arts organizations, independent media, education, recreation, and entertainment opportunities that we promote. 

Our resource links include grant research, economic impact data, fiscal sponsorship opportunities, First Friday Art Walk street vendor guidelines, open calls, lists of spaces to perform or rent and a whole lot more.

If you have a specific inquiry, reach out to us at 207-370-4784.

COVID-19 Resources


Creative Spaces

Portland has great spaces for working, whether you're an artist and need the room to create surrounded by the vibe of other working artists, a technologist seeking to set up shop in a big, airy office with views of the islands in Casco Bay and the White Mountains, or a start up needing a co-working space where you can bounce ideas for your next big thing off of other creatives. Find your space.


Economic Impact Data




Cultural Highlight Sizzle Reel

One-minute sizzle reel highlighting the cultural life of Portland and the diverse artistic talents in all genres. Please feel free to share on your websites and/or to use as a recruiting tool for staff, students, faculty, etc.  


Fiscal Sponsorships

Read more about our fiscal sponsorship opportunities for artists and arts and cultural organizations.



We host bi-annual or quarterly meetups for artists by industry: dance, film, music, etc. If you are interested in attending these meetings of like-minded people, please contact us at and we will add you to our database for future meetup dates. Our connecting program, 2 Degrees, is on hold during the pandemic. 

Portland has numerous opportunities for new Mainers and old Mainers alike to gather, connect, and share including: the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Propel, Maine Association of Nonprofits, Maine Association for New Americans, the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center, and Start-Up Maine.