At ACRE Partners, we believe in creative people power. We help creative entrepreneurs bypass expensive big city life, connect with rural community leaders, and dare to do it on their own. Our program helps artists, makers, designers, and craftspeople to unlock the power of their practice to achieve creative fulfillment, financial resilience, and social impact in Johnstown and other rural communities.

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Why Johnstown?

It’s an exciting time to be in Johnstown, PA. In the shadows of the steel mills that built America, the city finds itself in the midst of a community-wide movement to write a new chapter in its storied history. Not one of famed natural disasters and economic upheavals, but rather as a model of resilience that other cities will emulate.

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Who is eligible?

You know what you were born to do. You make great work. But translating those creative concepts into a sustainable business poses a challenge. ACRE Partners is here to help you establish where you are, where you want to go, and what you need to do to get there.

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Program Benefits


Take your creative passion to the next level. Get access to funding and expert staff support.


Find room to grow in our beautiful coworking and event space in the heart of downtown Johnstown, PA.


Learn the business side of creative work with educational workshops and coaching.

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