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Lending expertise.
Providing Support.
Facilitating Partnerships.

What We Do

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago’s mission is to strengthen nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.

We do this by building working relationships between arts and cultural organizations and highly-qualified business professionals, providing training in all aspects of management and board function, and highlighting research in leading and emerging issues related to the world of arts nonprofits.

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Services & Opportunities

SERVICES FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Looking for management and board consulting? Perhaps new board members or professional development? Our services connect you to these opportunities and more.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

If you’re a professional ready to apply your skills in a highly innovative, creative, and rewarding environment, give back to the community while refining your own leadership skills!

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Since launching…

On BOARD

Over 300 volunteers trained and matched

Business Volunteers for the Arts

Over $10 million in pro bono consulting services

Upcoming Events

Jun
27
Thu
6:00 pm Lab: Digital Community Engagemen... @ WeWork State Street
Lab: Digital Community Engagemen... @ WeWork State Street
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lab: Digital Community Engagement Tactics @ WeWork State Street | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Building your digital community and social media presence can often be seen as a daunting task for nonprofits that are often fraught with limited budgets and staffing capacity. In this Learning Lab, Kelsey Riley will[...]
Jul
18
Thu
5:30 pm Summer Bash 2019 @ Bridgeport Art Center
Summer Bash 2019 @ Bridgeport Art Center
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Summer Bash 2019 @ Bridgeport Art Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
    Thursday, July 18, 2019, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Bridgeport Arts Center 1200 W. 35th Street   Summer Bash is BACK! This year’s festivities will take place at the spectacular Bridgeport Arts Center, a working[...]
Jul
24
Wed
6:00 pm Lab: It’s Not All About the Give... @ WeWork State Street
Lab: It’s Not All About the Give... @ WeWork State Street
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lab: It’s Not All About the Give/Get: A New Model for Assessing Board Contribution @ WeWork State Street | Chicago | Illinois | United States
A superb board member brings a wealth of time, treasure, and talent to an organization. So why do we continue to evaluate and prospect board members strictly on financial capacity? If a board of directors[...]
Jul
27
Sat
2:00 pm Business Volunteers for the Arts...
Business Volunteers for the Arts...
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) connects skilled professionals with arts and cultural organizations in need of management assistance. Are you ready to join our pro bono consulting program and lend your professional abilities? Apply[...]
Aug
21
Wed
6:00 pm Lab: What is Public Relations an... @ WeWork State Street
Lab: What is Public Relations an... @ WeWork State Street
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lab: What is Public Relations and Why is it Important? @ WeWork State Street | Chicago | Illinois | United States
More information coming soon! Instructor: Vanessa Abron Agency Abron Public Relations Presenter Bio: Vanessa Abron is a public relations professional with expertise in securing positive media coverage for brands in national and local media outlets[...]

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