Promoting art is an important element of any great city. Denver recognizes that, and is funding creative projects through a year-old initiative that keeps art on the table as a routine part of city business. The Creative Enterprises Revolving Loan Fund offers creative enterprises -- any for- or non-profit business that produces or sells paintings, photography, performance art, handcrafts or media -- access to business capital. The maximum loan is $20,000, and preference is given to low-income and disabled individuals. Under the program, participants have access to workshops and one-on-one assistance, and are required to submit to an assessment of their business models by consultants. The loans can be used to improve income-generating opportunities, acquire supplies and equipment, and make improvements to work spaces. CERLF is funded by a community development block grant and a public-private partnership. To learn more, visit