Arts & Business Council’s consulting services, educational workshops and board training/placement program are designed to help Chicago-area nonprofit arts groups address managerial and organizational capacity needs.
We believe the best way to engage with an arts organization is to meet face-to-face to explore the challenges and issues they face. This first consultation helps us understand your needs and guide you toward the right solution.
The first step is completing this brief online application form, to give us an initial understanding of your organization. Then you’ll be contacted by a Programs team member to schedule your free consultation. Oh, and it’s also free to become a client of A&BC.
If you’d prefer to talk with someone first, call Noemi Garcia, Program Coordinator, at 312-372-1876 x 235 and she’ll direct your call to the appropriate Program Director.
A&BC’s Services and Programs:
Low-Cost Consulting Services for Arts Organizations
The BVA service recruits, trains and assigns experienced business professionals to serve pro bono on consulting projects for small-to-medium sized nonprofit arts organizations throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Interested Arts Organizations can apply to be considered.
Chicago’s Leading Source for Trained, Qualified Arts Board Candidates
A twice-yearly board training and matching/placement process for qualified business professionals interested in serving on the boards of small-to-medium sized nonprofit arts organizations in the Chicago area. Interested Arts Organizations can apply to participate.
Training, Facilitation, Coaching for Arts Organization Boards
A team of experienced, qualified experts provides affordable, customized training, facilitation and coaching to the boards of qualifying arts organizations.
Informative, Timely, Hands-on Learning Sessions for Arts Managers
A&BC’s annual “Business Essentials for the Arts” workshop series provides best practices, relevant case studies and useful tools to address a variety of managerial, marketing, financial and board development issues.
Insightful Self-Assessment for Arts Organizations
A proprietary, on-line self-assessment for arts organizations (staff and board) designed to analyze and measure management and oversight capacity, leading to recommendations for more focused direction and more strategic use of limited resources.