Apatite Collective is an organization with a grassroots approach to creating environments and opportunities for artists and entrepreneurs to collaborate, grow, and connect with their communities.


About Apatite

Did you guys spell "appetite" wrong? Nope! So why the name "apatite?" Apatite is a dual-action stone, known for its positive use of personal power to achieve goals. 

Founded in 2015 by Nicole Melone, Anastasia Caras, and Amanda LaChapelle, Apatite Collective is a network of female artists who are eager to grow and rely on one another for networking, skills, critique, and more. We're located in a small town outside of Boston. 

Our goals are simple. To collaborate often (with each other and with new clients), to connect with our local communities by offering our services at a fair cost, and to give back, whether it be through providing our services, skills and/or skill trading, event hosting, and volunteering.

We've taken a grassroots approach to creating opportunities and environments for artists and entrepreneurs to collaborate, grow their careers, and connect with their communities. In the past, we've organized and hosted a handful of successful artist and maker events in the central Massachusetts region. 

Active Members

Current Apatite Collective artists. 

Ally Sterling

Amanda Lachapelle

Melanie Christopher

Nicole Melone

Anastasia Caras

We want to extend our network with other hardworking individuals from every industry. Let's bring heart back into everyday business and become a resource center where us dreamers can work together in doing what we love while being successful at it. 

Do you want to be part of a network of passionate individuals who strive to support, inspire, and collaborate with one another? Check out how to join below.


always accepting applications to join our network