Creatively connecting
art and business.

art + biz

Who we are: An arts initiative designed to bridge creators with small business owners for project development, design ideas, and imaginative pairings by financially supporting artists for work performed for small businesses. We pay artists & creators!

What we do: Find and fund artists/musicians/designers/crafters/writers in collaboration with independent businesses by providing a financial stipend for work performed.

How we can help you: Are you an artist looking for work or a business owner looking to innovate, expand, or brighten your shop or digital presence? We connect small business owners with artists and provide monetary support for creative projects.

To learn more about our collaborative efforts, email us for more information:

Project Ideas:

• Logo/label design
• Menu creation
• Apparel design
• Music and entertainment 
• Copy writing/editing
• Artwork/murals/decorative design
• Graphic design
• Art class/seminar
• Photography
• Ads/jingles
• And more

art + biz Scholarship Program:


This award is for graduating seniors who will pursue a post-secondary education in arts, including, but not limited to: digital art, graphic design, fine arts, music, musical performance, drama/theatre, culinary arts, dance, cinematography and film, interactive media design, drawing, integrative arts, visual arts, photography, or a similar field of study. Applicants should identify as Black or African American, Indigenous, or as a Person of Color, or in financial need.

Candidate Requirements:
-Be preparing to pursue an undergraduate degree with an eligible major
-Exhibit exemplary artistic passion and skills
-Be a qualified Black student and/or show financial need
-Reside in Western Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Beaver, Westmoreland, Butler, Washington County)

art + biz is an arts initiative supported by grant funding and sponsorships, in collaboration with Barrel & Flow Fest and Buy Fresh, Buy Local Western PA.

We proudly support artists and thank Arts l Equity l Reimagined and New Sun Rising for their financial backing.