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About Us

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.

Lending expertise.
Providing Support.
Facilitating Partnerships.

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SERVICES FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

Looking for management and board consulting, new board members or professional development? A&BC’s 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, help 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

Feb
20
Wed
6:00 pm Lab: Building the Nonprofit Busi... @ WeWork Grant Park
Lab: Building the Nonprofit Busi... @ WeWork Grant Park
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lab: Building the Nonprofit Business Plan @ WeWork Grant Park | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Nonprofit organizations are born from creative ideas and passions for social good. To execute your mission and create real impact, you need to have a business plan. A business plan is your guide to defining[...]
Mar
2
Sat
9:00 am Board Training: Legal & Fiduciar... @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Board Training: Legal & Fiduciar... @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
BOARD MEMBER TRAINING Learning objectives include: Non-governing boards and committees Laws governing nonprofit boards of directors Bylaws The role of the director: responsibilities & restrictions Role of the lawyer on the board Fiduciary duties Conflict[...]
Mar
5
Tue
9:00 am Breakfast Club: Board Coaching @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Breakfast Club: Board Coaching @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Breakfast Club: Board Coaching @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Arts & Business Council of Chicago convenes a monthly morning gathering for arts administrators to discuss topics and share ideas relevant to the business of art. Breakfast Club is a dynamic opportunity for arts administrators to[...]
Mar
12
Tue
11:30 am Annual Benefit Luncheon | Arts...
Annual Benefit Luncheon | Arts...
Mar 12 @ 11:30 am
Annual Benefit Luncheon  |  Arts & Business and Capacity: Exemplifying Cultural Equity @ Chicago | Illinois | United States
Pictured: Xavier Ramey Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m. Blue Cross-Blue Shield Building, 300 E. Randolph St., 30th Floor Event Center   The Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) invites you to Arts & Business[...]
Mar
23
Sat
9:00 am Board Training: Fundraising Land... @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Board Training: Fundraising Land... @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
BOARD MEMBER TRAINING Speaker: Charles Katzenmeyer, VP Institutional Advancement, The Field Museum Learning objectives include: Funding landscape for nonprofit arts organizations and sector-wide trends in giving Defining sources of philanthropic support The role board members play in securing[...]

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