ORIGINS supports and celebrates African American makers, designers, artists, and craftspeople starting and sustaining creative businesses.
ORIGINS is a multifaceted effort driven by Bridgeway Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator to foster personal pathways for African American creatives to maximize business success, creative growth, and community impact. The initiative also advances African American voices and aesthetics in the regional arts and cultural economy and ecosystem.
ORIGINS assists African American creatives navigating complex challenges by offering a number of transformative opportunities. The ORIGINS website showcases the growing cohort of regional African American makers, designers, artists, and craftspeople starting and sustaining creative businesses in the Pittsburgh area. From welding to weaving, their creative practices range greatly. Regardless of their creative output, ORIGINS offers increased market access, accessible and affordable workspace, and targeted guidance.
To learn more, visit originspgh.org