Whether commercial or nonprofit, individual or collective, discover avenues to expand your market share, earning potential or bottom line. Never before has Jefferson County been so perfectly positioned to nurture imaginative endeavors. Prepare for your professional progress.


Ten weeks, and you are ready to turn your ideas into actions. Learn the ins and outs of how to start your business with CO.STARTERS, a program that equips current and aspiring creative entrepreneurs with the necessary tools for success, offered in partnership with REV Birmingham and MAKEbhm.

CO.STARTERS Funds and Loan Program:

Three pools of funding have been developed, based on input from program participants, as part of a continuing spectrum of support for CO.STARTERS graduates: The Advisor Fund, The Marketplace Fund, and The Revolving Loan Program.

SpaceFinder Birmingham:

The process of finding the right space for creative work can be frustrating and inefficient. Meanwhile, venues and property owners have limited resources to spend finding new renters. We may just have the solution! SpaceFinder Birmingham is a free online marketplace for arts, design and creative-entrepreneur rental space.

Film Birmingham:

We are thrilled to announce the launch of this exciting new initiative to support and grow the local film industry! Film Birmingham is one-stop shop for creators of film and media projects, showcasing the impressive diversity of locations and talent that our region has to offer.

Office Hours:

Create Birmingham’s Office Hours are offered the first and third Thursday of the month and give you an opportunity for meetings and consultations with our staff. Make an appointment with a staff member to ask questions and receive actionable tips and practical and professional advice in person.

Upcoming Opportunities:

We’re always thinking about how we can be of value to you, our creative community. To that end, we’re now posting a variety of time-sensitive business and career opportunities in this section. We’ll update the list regularly in the hopes that you can spend less time searching and more time competing and growing.