• Our Partners in Building The Creative Economy

    When considering alternative places to invest, employing a creative lens is an increasing valuable strategy. At Access Ventures investing in the creative economy is a pillar of our organizational mission, so we understand the value of the creative lens when building an investment portfolio. The concept is not novel. In fact, the creative economy is…

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  • Five Questions: Laura Callanan

    At Access Ventures, we believe creatives are a powerful force for change and innovation. Our investments in the creative economy recognize the value and impact that creators create through their art and in creative businesses. But what is the creative economy and why is it something investors should care about? In this Five Questions video…

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  • Defining Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurship is celebrated like never before and it is defined in so many ways—social entrepreneurship, intra-entrepreneurship, tech entrepreneurship, micro-entrepreneurship—you name it. With the rise of entrepreneurship, I asked a number of admirable creative and business minds how they define the nature of entrepreneurship. [av_image_embed image_1="https://accessventure.imgix.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IMG_0691.jpg" alt_1="entrepreneurship" ] Raechele Gray | Founder, Greater Works Design Studio …

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  • Explore Louisville City Guide

    Louisville, the lively, hip mecca on the Ohio River, rewards exploration. A city of culture and opportunity attracts a diverse community to the city. Somehow Louisville balances the feel of a small town, while still offering the rewards of a large, growing city. We have listed some of our favorite places to explore in case…

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  • Introducing VSCO Voices 2019 – Meet The Creators

    Together with VSCO, we're excited to announce this year’s VSCO Voices grant recipients. For the second year in a row, the program will support five creators with mentorship and funding to make art that empowers marginalized communities in the United States. This year’s theme, Style, drew many remarkable applications. We learned about many diverse communities…

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  • Why CreativeMornings Is Worth Supporting

    What does it mean to be a creative? And where do you go to find and meet other creatives in your city? Almost five years ago, while in the early stages of determining programs for our creative economy initiative, I started to ask these types of questions at Access Ventures. These questions became the fuel…

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  • Founder Stories: Drivetime

    Americans spend a collective 2.5 billion hours in their cars every month, commuting to and from work, mostly by themselves. Why shouldn't they be able to play games while they drive? Drivetime asked themselves this question and built a game for the neglected millions who need interactive entertainment the most - drivers stuck in traffic.…

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  • Apply To VSCO Voices 2019

    Creative expression is a powerful tool for sparking change and creating dialogue. Today, we invite you to make art and drive awareness to underrepresented stories in the United States by applying to VSCO Voices 2019. In partnership with VSCO, VSCO Voices 2019 is a six-month grant program that supports creators who empower marginalized communities in…

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  • VSCO Voices – Maegan Houang

    Together with VSCO, we’re excited to feature our VSCO Voices grant recipients. The program supports five creators with mentorship and funding to help them give voice to marginalized communities in the United States through art. This year’s theme, Home, drew many wonderful applications and we are excited to be interviewing each creator that was selected for this year’s…

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  • VSCO Voices – Ash Adams

    Together with VSCO, we’re excited to feature our VSCO Voices grant recipients. The program supports five creators with mentorship and funding to help them give voice to marginalized communities in the United States through art. This year’s theme, Home, drew many wonderful applications and we are excited to be interviewing each creator that was selected for this year’s…

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