Coffee + Creatives is an informal meetup group & set of resources based in Albuquerque’s near Downtown area.
If you’re an artist, designer, filmmaker, food truck or restaurant wizard, musician, or creative entrepreneur / business owner looking for feedback on a problem or idea, or you simply want to see what other people are working on, we’d love to meet you!
We’re a working group – led by creatives, for creatives, and focused on getting things done (save the networking for other spaces, please!) Meetings happen every other Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm at Breve Crepes and Coffee, 400 Gold Ave SW, and we also regularly share jobs, gigs, and funding resources in our online channels (below).
Receive email updates: bit.ly/coffeepluscrea
Visit / join the Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/cof
Need help finding a temporary or long-term space in the Downtown-area?
We regularly receive information on commercial and live/work space available in the Downtown-area. If you’d like us to send you details on spaces that might be a good fit for your project, event, or business, simply fill out this form with what you’re looking for (takes about 2-3 mins) and we’ll be in touch.
For additional training, tourism, arts, and community development resources, visit one of our partners listed below:
New Mexico MainStreet is a grassroots economic development program that assists communities in revitalizing their traditional commercial neighborhoods. MainStreet works to help affiliated downtown organizations create an economically viable business environment while preserving local cultural and historic resources. The Program provides resources, education, training and technical services that stimulate the economic vitality of each participating community while celebrating local heritage and culture. MainStreet has been the premier organization that brings life to New Mexico’s downtowns since 1985, and currently serves 23 affiliated MainStreet projects and 6 state-authorized Arts and Cultural Districts – nmmainstreet.org
New Mexico Arts is the state arts agency and a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. The 15-member, governor-appointed New Mexico Arts Commission serves as the advisory body. The primary function of New Mexico Arts is to provide financial support for arts services and programs to non-profit organizations statewide and to administer the 1% public art program for the state of New Mexico – nmarts.org
City of Albuquerque Public Art is administered under the direction of the Mayor of the City of Albuquerque. Art in Municipal Places Ordinance sets aside 1% of City construction funds derived from the general obligation bond program and certain revenue bonds for the purchase or commission of works of art – cabq.gov/culturalservices/public-art
New Mexico Economic Development Department is the leading center for economic information and news related to New Mexico’s economy and strives to be a central point of access for business, economic, and community development data. The Data Center provides County Data Profiles from a number of sources; Tribal Profiles; a searchable database of available commercial real estate statewide that includes demographic and other data in a GIS platform; profiles comparing New Mexico with the other 49 states; and New Mexico workforce data and economic indicators – gonm.biz
Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau strives to stimulate economic growth by marketing Albuquerque as a convention and visitor destination. The organization is a leading tourism marketing organization and enhances economic vitality and success through integrity, enthusiasm and creative involvement for the promotion of Albuquerque as a world-class destination – visitalbuquerque.org
New Mexico Tourism Department provides an array of partnership opportunities for tourism and travel-related businesses, including potential features in the New Mexico Vacation Guide, New Mexico Magazine, and New Mexico True Television – newmexico.org