“Creative Salem connects creativity, community and commerce in the city of Salem”
Who we are.
Creative Salem and Creative Collective connect you to the creativity in and around Salem and infuse the city with the energy of its unique and diverse cultural scene. We support creative organizations, artists and collaborators in and around Salem by connecting creative professionals with audiences across the North Shore. We provide online marketing, detailed calendar listings, media coverage, advocacy, event creation/ management and consultations to help promote local artists, nonprofits, and small businesses. We help local artists and businesses thrive by fostering an appreciation for the arts and making critical connections leading to a better quality of life and a healthier economy.
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR, WRITER, MOM, HISTORY NERD
Robyn is our Director of Membership & Creative Growth. She brings a decade of fundraising and public relations to the team. Robyn manages our relationships with our business & community members and can’t wait to tell you all about it. Robyn loves Galentine’s Day, gatherings at HAUSWITCH and creating the HistoryCast podcast. When she’s not at the office, you can find Robyn drinking soy mochas at the bookstore with her fam or meandering the neighborhood with her sleepy Greyhound, Poe.
OFFICE NINJA, SOAP MAKER, MOM, ARTIST, CRAFTER
Tia is the Creative Collective Project Manager extraordinaire – she keeps our calendar in order, organizes our to-do lists, and makes sure we’re answering your emails in a timely manner. As a wife, mother, and daughter of artists, she’s grown into a support role for many creative people. You can find her working closely with Oasis Open Art Studio, Artist Row Salem, and other local arts programs and commissions. Tia is also an all-natural, small batch, soap maker. Check out her locally sourced and socially conscious soaps at HervorSoaps.com
OWNER, PHOTOGRAPHER, TECH OBSESSED, CREATIVE CONSULTANT FORMER CHEF
John is the owner of Creative Collective, Creative Salem and John Andrews Photo. John is hyper focused on the mission of implementing a new approach to fostering and supporting the creative economy while educating the masses on the importance of a well placed GIF. If John has actually decided to take a day off (lol) you can find him marathoning Dr. WHO, attempting to not crash his drone or getting more ink from Black Veil Tattoo… in shorts of course!
MARKETING, POETRY, FEMINISM, EVENT MANAGEMENT, PHOTO BOOTH MASTER
Have you ever wondered how we’re able to so perfectly pull off so much reach on social media? Say hi to Kati – our Marketing Manager. You can find Kati out and about finding all kinds of creative happenings we think you should get your eyes on. Kati loves planning events & weddings, taking your picture in photo booths, and smashing the patriarchy with her Feminists of Salem community. On that special night of nights you can find Kati belting out new and classic songs during karaoke at Koto!
There really is no better way then to show off highlights of what the creative economy can bring to the community than using events as a platform to showcase the professionals that work in the creative space on a daily basis.
From Drive Ins to Horror Festivals to flash mobs to pop up art installations, Food Truck Festivals and everything in between we are always following industry trends for the most successful way to run events that compensate artists/creatives and benefit the community through creative placemaking.
By fostering local creatives with a network and platform to showcase their skills and talents we facilitate creative networking, gather comprehensive event listings, consult, market and stand as a central curation point for all the wonderful cultural things currently happening, and those on the horizon around Salem. Our members sit on all the major creative and cultural boards and committees ensuring that the creative professional always has a voice at the table. As a member of the Creative Collective we are also able to extend beyond Salem if it is beneficial to the artists/creatives we support.
COVERAGE AND MARKETING
Arts and creativity are visual… the coverage, promotion and marketing of all the amazing things that are created, performed needs to be equally as appealing to the eyes, ears and soul. Through a series of best marketing practices and high quality professional photography, videography, social media coverage and writing we have introduced hundreds of thousands of people to the depth and diversity of the creative scene in Salem and beyond. Our collective of professionals assemble and tell the stories that traditional media tends to shy away from. The combined tools help to shape the new narrative of creativity on the North Shore.