Community First Fund: Creative Business Loan Fund
A new loan fund to support Pennsylvania’s arts businesses
Community First Fund is proud to partner with Bridgeway Capital and PA Council on the Arts for the Creative Business Loan Fund.
This innovative program provides creative small businesses across Pennsylvania with access to affordable, flexible financing. These businesses are vital, as they drive unique job opportunities, contribute to the state’s economic vibrancy, and help revitalize neighborhoods.
What is a creative business?
Under the program’s definition, creative businesses include craft manufacturers, arts schools, architecture, design and fabrication firms, media companies, graphic and fashion design, and visual and performing arts production agencies.
• Loans range from $5,000 up to $250,000.
• Use of funds includes working capital, equipment, renovations, & acquisition.
• Priority is given to businesses located in small towns and rural or low-income communities, as well as businesses owned by Black, Indigenous, or People of Color or serving a diverse market.
If you are interested in the Creative Business Loan Fund, please visit www.communityfirstfund.org and fill out their online application.