We work toward our mission of ensuring community vitality and an equitable creative economy in Chicago by providing services like management consulting, board member training and matching, and professional learning to help Chicago-area arts, cultural, and creative enterprises improve managerial and organizational capacity.
Explore our services:
Nonprofit governance learning program with a focus on the sector’s larger pressing issues and ethical governance considerations for current and prospective board members.
Professional development sessions to start new conversations about nonprofit arts + culture management and continue discussing solutions for challenges across the sector.
BUSINESS VOLUNTEERS FOR THE ARTS®
Pro-bono consultants are matched with nonprofit arts organizations to support them on a capacity-related challenge they’ve identified as critical, including strategic planning, concept development, board or staff development, communications and marketing, and other management and programmatic areas.
A proprietary organizational assessment tool developed by the Arts & Business Council of Chicago to help arts and cultural organizations find opportunities for balanced development.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER IF YOU’RE
- An individual artist
- A creative entrepreneur
- A 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), or 501(c)(6) tax-exempt organization
- A nonprofit or for profit creative business
- A group or project with a fiscal sponsor
If our programs aren’t the right fit, we’re also happy to make referrals to our partners in the field who can help you find success.