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Assets for Artists


Assets for Artists is a professional development program for creative entrepreneurs. Our goal is to equip artists with the tools to sustain the creative work they love throughout a lifetime. Our projects include a matched savings program (which helps artists develop a business plan and raise the seed capital to fund it), free financial and business training workshops for artists in all disciplines, creative place-making programs in several communities, and a newly launched residency at our home base – the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA. Since 2008, Assets for Artists has enrolled 200+ artists in four northeastern states in their matched savings program. Together their participating artists are creating $700,000+ in seed capital to invest in their creative futures.

For more information on programs affiliated with Assets for Artists, visit the Programs section of their website. Programs include a Matched Savings Program, trainings & workshops, the North Adams Project, and The Studios at MASS MoCA.

Assets for Artists is a partnership between MASS MoCA (, the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (, the Midas Collaborative (, and local partners in other communities, with funding for slots for Lowell artists from the federal Assets for Independence program, the Cultural Organization of Lowell, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council (

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