Creative Arts Loan Fund

Program Details

The Creative Arts Loan Fund is a partnership between First Southwest Community Fund, the Durango Creative District and Mancos Creative District. The fund is designed to offer micro-loans to creative arts organizations to help them start, grow and scale their activities.

This program is supported by USDA and Colorado Creative Industries.

Who can apply?

Any for profit or non-profit located within the Durango Creative District or Mancos Creative District. Creative industries that are encouraged to apply include:

  • Visual Arts
  • Design
  • Film & Media
  • Artisan Products
  • Literary & Publishing
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Education
  • Performing Arts
  • Culinary Arts & Craft Beverage

How much money can I apply for?

$5,000 to $10,000

What can I use the money for?

Funds cannot be used for purchase of property or property rent. The funds can be used for improvements to building, signage, tools and materials, equipment, and operational expenses.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in applying, please click on the button to the right to fill out the loan fund questionnaire. A representative from the loan fund advisory committee will be in touch with you within 1-2 weeks of your submission.

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