This isn’t art for art’s sake. We’re focused on supporting sustainable creative businesses.
It’s our vision to transform the rural arts scene by creating a financially self-sustaining economic and cultural driver that will stand the test of time.
ACRE is an initiative of Bridgeway Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator. In 2016, Bridgeway launched the Creative Businesses Accelerator (CBA) to channel its 30 years of business building and community development capability into the creative economy. The CBA empowers creative businesses to contribute more actively to equitable economic growth. Strong and successful creative businesses emerge as effective allies in Bridgeway’s efforts to make western Pennsylvania a thriving region for all. They create jobs, reactivate post-industrial spaces, and bring business activity to disinvested communities in need of new and innovative economic activity.