The Alliance for Creative Rural Economies (ACRE) brings creativity-driven economic development to communities across Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia, and Ohio.
Whether you identify as an artist, maker, designer, or craftsperson, you may have sophisticated skills when it comes to making but the business side of things often remains underdeveloped. ACRE provides participants with the foundations to become business owners ready to professionalize their passion.
Through an application process, the Creative Business Accelerator (CBA) and regional ACRE Partners will select up to 10 creative entrepreneurs and guide them through an intensive, yet supportive yearlong program. The application process begins with completing the form below, which asks basic questions about your business and why you want to participate in ACRE. We will follow up with an email that includes a link to our Business Growth Ladder survey, which will ask you more detailed questions to give us an idea of your business's growth stage.
To begin, please fill out the form below to apply for the 2023 - 2024 ACRE program for the New Kensington, Greensburg, and Johnstown areas.
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Johnson at email@example.com.