Once a bustling factory town, North Adams now fosters production and innovation in a new field: the creative economy. Since the launch of MASS MoCA in 1999, North Adams has become a creative melting pot, drawing an eclectic community of artists in search of a dynamic and affordable place to make work.
You may have heard about North Adams from .Mic’s widely read listicle calling us one of the top US cities for young creatives. Or perhaps with all the excitement of MASS MoCA’s upcoming expansion, you’ve seen us in your newspapers (NY Times, Boston Globe, LA Times). Or maybe you’re just finding us for the first time… If so, welcome to North Adams. We can’t wait to introduce you to our hometown.
Artists who move here are attracted by MASS MoCA and nearby cultural institutions, the vibrancy of the local creative scene, the affordability of housing and studio space, and our awe-inspiring natural surroundings (and excellent outdoor recreation). We’re a small city with a lot to offer.
Assets for Artists wants to help you find your place in North Adams. We launched the North Adams Project two years ago to create incentives and opportunities for artists to relocate their creative practice to North Adams. Click here to meet the artists we’ve helped re-locate to North Adams since 2014. If you feel ready to take your creative business to the next level and join our next cohort of North Adams Project artists, check out our application for the 2016 North Adams Project.
To learn more about North Adams, the artists who live and work here, and the Assets for Artists program, spend some time visiting the links below: