You are driven to create. Your creativity can help communities thrive.

You want to start making real connections, marketing your work, and bringing your dreams to fruition. But you sometimes wonder if that’s even possible for you.

ACRE Partners combines artistic training, business coaching, opportunity sourcing, and a community of creatives who – just like you – are ready to take their business practices to the next level.

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by everything you “should be doing” to sell your creative output, ACRE Partners is the right program. Not only will you learn the ins and outs of building your creative business, but you’ll also find support to help you implement everything you’ve learned as you watch your entrepreneurship thrive.

A haven for big leaps and bold ideas.

Inside of you, there’s an idea waiting to be born. At ACRE Partners, you have the opportunity to make it happen. We’re committed to working with artists, designers, makers, and craftspeople who share the common thread of a desire to grow a creative business and support the revitalization of an amazing place.

Graphic Designers
Small-Batch Manufacturers
And More!

Who are we looking for?

  • Residing in Johnstown, PA and/or a willingness to relocate there
  • Committed to establishing and/or growing an sustainable and impactful creative business
  • Agree to meaningfully participate in and contribute to every component of the program
  • Selection preference will be given to…
    • Artists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
    • BIPOC-owned businesses
    • Historically-disadvantaged businesses
    • Women and minority-owned businesses

It doesn’t have to be so hard.

It’s time to throw the ‘starving artist’ mindset out the window and embrace the craft of being a successful entrepreneur. At ACRE Partners, we see support and opportunities as an a la carte menu rather than a linear process. We provide creatives with an expansive and evolving menu of professional services and support to meet them where they are so we can take them where they want to be.

What We Offer

Make this your moment. And Johnstown’s.

You’re an innovator, a job-maker, a community leader, and an entrepreneur. If you’re ready to take your craft from wishful thinking to a flourishing reality, ACRE Partners can help.

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