The Creative Business Loan Fund

Launched by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), in partnership with Bridgeway Capital and the Community First Fund, offers flexible financing tailored to the needs of creative businesses across the commonwealth. We can connect you to resources and solutions that help creative businesses navigate entrepreneurship. Funding from Bridgeway, combined with the Creative Business Accelerator, ensures you have both the capital and entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed.

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Access Elements of Creative Business Success

Capital

Patient and flexible capital remains key for creative businesses  pursuing opportunities and mitigating challenges. The CBA’s position at Bridgeway streamlines the pathway from interesting idea to funded project for creative businesses across the region.

Markets

The CBA works with creative business to strengthen their relationships with customers both regionally and beyond. CBA platforms and programs like Monamde, PG&H, and ORIGINS directly impact creative businesses’ brands and bottom lines.

Guidance

We provide free technical assistance for businesses facing hurdles and questions of all kind. Email us today to schedule free Virtual Technical Assistance or check out our Free Webinars.

Peers

Designing, making, marketing, and running a creative business becomes isolating experience. The CBA built and supports a community of artists, designers, makers, and craftspeople dedicated to pursuing creative fulfillment and business impact.

Space

Through Bridgeway’s 7800 Susquehanna Street building and other projects and partners across the region, the CBA offers creative businesses access to stable, safe, and affordable work spaces where they get room to grow.

Workforce

As creative businesses grow they generate of quality jobs, ranging from production to promotion. The CBA helps them understand the benefits and challenges of growing and managing a team of employees and/or contractors.

Our Experts

Adam Kenney
Director of the
Creative Business Accelerator

Katie Johnson
Associate Director of the
Creative Business Accelerator

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