Common Questions and Answers

What do we offer?

  • Eligible loan uses include working capital, equipment purchases, renovations to retail, production, or office space, and building acquisitions
  • Loan amounts range from $5,000 up to $250,000. The average loan size is $75,000
  • Flexible terms
  • Competitive fixed rates
  • Technical Assistance through the Creative Business Accelerator

Who is eligible?

  • Creative businesses include craft manufacturers, arts schools, architecture firms, design and fabrication firms, media companies, and visual and performing arts production agencies
  • The fund will prioritize creative businesses located in low-income communities, those owned by Black, Indigenous, and people of color or serving a diverse market, and those located in small towns and rural communities

Where do we work?

  • Bridgeway serves western Pennsylvania from our three offices located in Pittsburgh, Erie, and Uniontown
  • For the Creative Business Loan Fund, we work in the following counties; Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland

“With the PA Council on the Arts’ investment, Bridgeway’s Creative Business Accelerator will channel more flexible and patient capital into the arts and cultural ecosystem to help it maximize a recovery economy,”

T.J. Bogdewic, President and CEO, Bridgeway Capital.

Our Expert

Adam Kenney
Director of the
Creative Business Accelerator

412.201.2450 x119

This program was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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