Creating Opportunities for Creators to Create

Here at Creative Norway, we strive to be a catalyst for positive change.  ​Creative Norway was founded to give a voice and space to local artists of all kinds, to use for creation and collaboration.




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Jess Cooper

Executive Director

Jess has been a member of the Creative Norway Board of Directors since April of 2019 and served as administrator of House Lorax Art Collective since December of 2018 . Since this time, she has created social media pages to promote creative community, offered donation-based art classes, and participated in outreach to increase the member base. She has been a part of Creative Norway’s project, the Nevaeh Dance Circus, since 2017 which has been an integral part of her involvement with the creative folks in Norway and the surrounding communities,
Jess has worked in project management for the better part of the last 6 years, building experience in communication, organizing, and managing large-scale projects. 

Jess is also a founding worker-owner of the cargo-bike cooperative Spoke Folks where she has been responsible for building social media to promote the small business, help develop a business plan for the future of the cooperative, delegate admin tasks among herself and the other worker-owners, create schedules, and organize customer information. This work allows Jess  to serve her community sustainably while providing education about diverting food waste from landfills, building community composting systems, and working in an environment that allows for living wages and physical exercise.


On the weekends you can find Jess working at the Fare Share food co-op,  in the garden, and every other day multitasking as a mother and youth climate activist!