Creative Economy

Creatives are a powerful force for change and innovation. Our investments in the creative economy recognizes the value and impact that creators create through their art and in creative businesses.

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Overview

At Access Ventures, we believe that people have the right to realize their full potential. An economy that encourages creativity accelerates growth and long-term community vitality by encouraging people to be their authentic selves. Investors in creative economies directly and intentionally lift up people, places, and industries that surface ideas, jobs, and voices for everyone. The creative economy surfaces and redeems the beliefs we identify with, and that we value, and exposes that which is possible.

We work intentionally to create programs that support creators and their creative development as they mature in their craft. Additionally, we work hard to invest with a creative lens that bring into focus the investment potential of creative places and creative industries.

Businesses in the creative economy make markets by informing and educating consumers about products that are organic, sustainable, and ethical. Investing in the creative economy is also supporting the infrastructure many creatives and artists depend upon – housing for creators; community art; community narrative and story. These are all examples of the broader creative economy we seek to build as we work to create a thriving community and desirable economy.

Our Creative Economy Investments

The world is changing at a fantastic speed. The future requires people who can problem-solve, adapt, and communicate in workplaces and environments that are increasingly complex. Creativity creates jobs, drives economic growth.

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At Access Ventures, we propose an economic environment that has been designed intentionally to support creators, makers and dreamers that will truly build the future of every community. We believe that a creative economy undergirds a thriving cultural sector that leads to more thriving communities.

  • That the economy is growing and supporting the creators building the future of our communities and economies.
  • That it is sustainable and we can have confidence that the supply chains for the food we eat and the clothes we wear have the highest level of transparency and accountability.
  • That it is stable to the point creators, farmers, makers, and dreamers are confident they can build and make the things they love without fear of exploitation or diminished financial protection.

Businesses in the creative economy make markets by informing and educating consumers about products that are organic, sustainable, and ethical. Investing in the creative economy is also supporting the infrastructure many creatives and artists depend upon – housing for creators; community art; community narrative and story. These are all examples of the broader creative economy we seek to build as we work to create a thriving community and desirable economy.