Lending Expertise.
Providing Support.
Facilitating Partnerships.

What We Do

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago’s mission is to strengthen our city’s creative economy.

We do this by building working relationships between organizations and skilled Chicagoans from our city’s various business communities, providing training in all aspects of management and board functions, 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
22
Tue
8:30 am Round Table: Leading Today’s Wor... @ Webinar
Round Table: Leading Today’s Wor... @ Webinar
Jun 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Round Table: Leading Today’s Work Force in a Post-Pandemic World @ Webinar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Round Tables for Senior Leaders are designed to benefit senior leaders from creative businesses and nonprofit organizations to convene with peers to discuss ideas, context, and emotions; to make sense; and re-orient their visions and[...]
Jul
14
Wed
11:30 am Learning Lab: Media Power & Equi... @ Webinar
Learning Lab: Media Power & Equi... @ Webinar
Jul 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Learning Lab: Media Power & Equity – Using Digital Storytelling to Support Your Mission @ Webinar
Throughout 2020, about 72% of  U.S. arts and cultural organizations indicated that they would be transitioning some or all of their programming online. As arts organizations continue to increase our online and digital presence, it’s[...]
Jul
27
Tue
8:30 am Round Table: TBD @ Webinar
Round Table: TBD @ Webinar
Jul 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Round Tables for Senior Leaders are designed to benefit senior leaders from creative businesses and nonprofit organizations to convene with peers to discuss ideas, context, and emotions; to make sense; and re-orient their visions and[...]
Sep
28
Tue
8:30 am Round Table: TBD @ Webinar
Round Table: TBD @ Webinar
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Round Tables for Senior Leaders are designed to benefit senior leaders from creative businesses and nonprofit organizations to convene with peers to discuss ideas, context, and emotions; to make sense; and re-orient their visions and[...]
Oct
26
Tue
8:30 am Round Table: TBD @ Webinar
Round Table: TBD @ Webinar
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Round Tables for Senior Leaders are designed to benefit senior leaders from creative businesses and nonprofit organizations to convene with peers to discuss ideas, context, and emotions; to make sense; and re-orient their visions and[...]

Since launching…

On BOARD

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.