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.

Alyse C. Bernstein
Alyse C. Bernstein
Patricia Moss‑Vreeland
Patricia Moss‑Vreeland
Michael Radyk
Michael Radyk
Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The relationship of the part to the part,
the part to the whole and the relationship
of the piece to the viewer . . . no matter
what materials I use is all important.
I use titles to emotionalize these abstract
pieces to help communicate a connection
between the individual and
the universal whole.

In the metal pieces I use recycled aluminum
printing press plates which I sand,
cut and glue onto wood panels, they are
about energy and light, patterns and
motion, all influenced by the microcosm
of life forms, biology, and a
hint of satire.
Dolores Poacelli
Dolores Poacelli

Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The…

Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The relationship of the part to the part,
the part to the whole and the relationship
of…

Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The relationship of the part to the part,
the part to the whole and the relationship
of the piece…

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and representation. She uses vibrant color and geometric elements blended with figuration. Her work is about how we are all connected through the commonality of everyday elements.
Phyllis Gorsen
Phyllis Gorsen

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and…

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and representation. She uses vibrant color and geometric elements blended with figuration.…

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and representation. She uses vibrant color and geometric elements blended with figuration. Her work is…

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