Community First Fund: Creative Business Loan Fund

Community First Fund: Creative Business Loan Fund

Ongoing Opportunity

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.

Program Details

• 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.

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein’s latest work mixes natural elements with unnatural and man-made mediums to explore the six states of existence between death and rebirth.
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein’s latest work mixes natural elements with unnatural and man-made mediums to explore the six states…

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein’s latest work mixes natural elements with unnatural and man-made mediums to explore the six states of existence between death and rebirth.…

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein’s latest work mixes natural elements with unnatural and man-made mediums to explore the six states of existence between death and rebirth.…

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Taesook Jung
Taesook Jung

Taesook Jung's work explores the unity of nature and the human experience. In creating her abstract paintings, she internalizes…

Taesook Jung's work explores the unity of nature and the human experience. In creating her abstract paintings, she internalizes her experiences and finds conceptual parallels in her imagery and process.…

Taesook Jung's work explores the unity of nature and the human experience. In creating her abstract paintings, she internalizes her experiences and finds conceptual parallels in her imagery and process. She layers washes…

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Andrea Lyons
Andrea Lyons

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Andrea Lyons' work is about the home and the materials that are symbolic of it. I have used wood both to paint on and as part of the subject of the painting. The connection of wood as part of the structure…

Andrea Lyons' work is about the home and the materials that are symbolic of it. I have used wood both to paint on and as part of the subject of the painting. The connection of wood as part of the structure of the house and…

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Chris Curchin
Chris Curchin

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Adina Segal
Adina Segal
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