Artists, makers, designers, and craftspeople use sophisticated skills in their creative practice, but their entrepreneurship often remains underdeveloped.
Through its ACRE program, Bridgeway Capital provides participating creative entrepreneurs with the foundations to become confident creative business owners ready to professionalize their passion. Bridgeway and local ACRE partners, Main Street Morgantown and the Monongalia Arts Center, will select up to 10 to 15 creative entrepreneurs through an application process. ACRE will guide the participants through a yearlong, three-phase journey to learn, plan, and thrive. Each phase walks through the elements of a business plan to help participants graduate with clear financial goals and a plan in place with the resources to achieve them.