The Creative Economy Toolkit is an extensive gathering of local, state, and national resources to help community arts organizers, local and regional planners, business leaders, Town and City officials, and economic development professionals understand the connection between the creative industries and community economic vitality.

The toolkit contains numerous resources, as well as our Guide to Creating a Community Arts and Cultural Plan, and a customizable PowerPoint presentation entitled, “The Creative Economy – Making It Work in Your Community”. This first edition of the Creative Economy Toolkit is designed to be useful in efforts to promote, present and advocate for the arts in New Hampshire, and to provide tools and resources to help strengthen its creative economy.



NH Creative Communities Network Steering Committee

Carol Batchelder
Liz Hitchcock (Manchester Arts and Culture Roundtable)
Mike Provost (Rochester Main Street Program)
Liz Racioppi (Nashua Arts Commission)
Frumie Selchen (Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire)
Joanne Wise (Upper Valley Arts Alliance)


Public Service Company of New Hampshire
NH Planners Association
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission

Network Coordinator

Judy Rigmont

Project Consultant

Cindy Heath