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In response to valid and ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) has cancelled all in-person events. Please see our COVID-19 Support Center to access resources and information to help navigate this period of disruption.

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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

FOR CREATIVE BUSINESSES

Are you looking for ways to strengthen your organization or business? Perhaps new relationships, board members, volunteer consultants, or learning? Our programs and services connect you to these and more.

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FOR VOLUNTEERS

We’re looking for remarkable people. 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!

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Upcoming Events

Jun
13
Sat
2:00 pm Business Volunteers for the Arts... @ Webinar
Business Volunteers for the Arts... @ Webinar
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) connects skilled Chicagoans with arts, cultural, and creative communities in need of assistance. Are you interested in joining our pro bono consulting program and lending your abilities through short-term[...]
Aug
22
Sat
2:00 pm Business Volunteers for the Arts... @ Webinar
Business Volunteers for the Arts... @ Webinar
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) connects skilled Chicagoans with arts, cultural, and creative communities in need of assistance. Are you interested in joining our pro bono consulting program and lending your abilities through short-term[...]
Aug
29
Sat
10:00 am Think & Do Tank: Chicago Lawn @ Marquette Park Cultural Center
Think & Do Tank: Chicago Lawn @ Marquette Park Cultural Center
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Think & Do Tank: Chicago Lawn @ Marquette Park Cultural Center
Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Marquette Park Cultural Center, 6743 S. Kedzie Ave. Do you need help getting your organization or creative enterprise to the next level? Are you unsure how[...]
Sep
26
Sat
10:00 am Business Volunteers for the Arts... @ Webinar
Business Volunteers for the Arts... @ Webinar
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) connects skilled Chicagoans with arts, cultural, and creative communities in need of assistance. Are you interested in joining our pro bono consulting program and lending your abilities? Apply! Application[...]
Oct
1
Thu
5:30 pm Arts & Drafts @ TBA
Arts & Drafts @ TBA
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Arts & Drafts @ TBA | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Thursday, October 1, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location: TBA What’s better than making new connections, sharing ideas, and having a local beer? Meet us at Arts & Drafts, a quarterly networking event for Chicago’s[...]

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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