About Us

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago is a nonprofit arts service organization supporting Chicago cultural workers and their enterprises through consulting, workshops, and governance training. We do this because we believe in creativity as a resource with limitless potential for social and economic impact. Learn More About Us →


Services & Opportunities


Arts businesses need to be both determined and nimble, often operating with limited human and financial resources. We’re here to help strengthen creative enterprises. Our services include help with business and management strategy, connecting with volunteer consultants, leadership and professional development, and/or board governance. Find Out How →


We’re looking for remarkable people who get things done and enjoy seeing others succeed. Whether you’re looking to upskill, reskill, get to know Chicago a little better, or simply give back to our city, A&BC has a program for you. Learn More →

Since Launching Our Work Has Included


Arts organizations served



Pro bono services provided



Board members trained & matched



Volunteers trained & matched


Upcoming Events

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The Arts & Business Council of Chicago is supported in part by grants from the Alphawood Foundation, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events – CityArts; Driehaus Foundation, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts; and Allstate, AON, CIBC and Old National Bank.