Invest in Chicago’s Creative Future

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) harnesses the capacity of the private sector to enhance the capacity of the cultural sector.


  • We support creative entrepreneurs through curriculum, tools, and programming centering historically marginalized creatives.
  • We facilitate leadership opportunities for business professionals as they provide consulting services in the creative sector.
  • We build strategic partnerships of mutual support with organizations that share our priority for local investment to use our combined energy to strengthen the creative economy
  • We provide workforce development opportunities for corporations looking to develop future leaders.

“For our Strategic & Marketing/Business Plans we chose the Arts & Business Council of Chicago for the simple reason that I am absolutely convinced that we will get the very best results. They care about the arts and believe in their transformation power.  The consultants they recruit and train to work with nonprofit organizations are highly qualified professionals, who also care and believe in the arts, so much so that they are willing to lend their talent and time for the betterment of all, without thinking about monetary compensation.  Where can you get this type of service?  Nowhere other than with the Arts & Business Council of Chicago!”  — Pepe Vargas, Founder & Executive Director, International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago.