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.

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


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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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

There are no upcoming events.


Since launching…


Over 300 volunteers trained and matched

Business Volunteers for the Arts

Over $10 million in pro bono consulting services

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago is supported in part by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts.