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If you are an artist with a business, you may be looking for capital to expand or invest in your work. One option may be a microloan from Kiva. The Kiva community provides access to 0% interest loans and a network that can help you find the financial resources you need to grow. This is a loan that must be repaid, and so having a solid business footing and clear repayment plan is a must for taking this step forward.

Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Their loans are active internationally, supportingĀ people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. As a trustee on Kiva, Springboard for the Arts can work with artists putting their loan proposals and business plans together, and help match proposals with matching funds. Loans can be up to $10,000 on a 3 year re-payment schedule. Find out more below, or start the process for your loan.

Current active Kiva loans

We have active Kiva loans that we have endorsed - check out Design Canoe Studio as they fundraise to build sales and craft show infrastructure.

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Read more about microlending

Read about microlending supported by Springboard for the Arts via Kiva, and other platforms supporting artists on Creative Exchange.

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Springboard Staff

Associate Director

Artist Development Coordinator