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


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.


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


We provide free technical assistance for businesses facing hurdles and questions of all kind. To learn more, read about First Leap, Next Leap, the ORIGINS Business Coaching Program, or follow us on social media to catch one of our free webinars.


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.


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.


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.

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Creative Business Accelerator Director

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