Welcome to CCE

The Center for Creative Entrepreneurship supports entrepreneurship in the creative industries through ongoing hands-on training, mentorship, networking events, industry sector specific boot camps and accelerators, and archived content for both artists and creative entrepreneurs. CCE also maintains a focus on equity, ensuring its programs engage communities of color and other historically marginalized spaces for creative entrepreneurs.

Upcoming Events

05. 11. 2021

  "Design & Distinction" join Designer Norman Teague, Architect Builder Max Davis and Saudia as we discuss the intersection of how the design, form, and function of a thing distinguishes its value. When the function of an object commands your attention and how the design commands a level of distinction. Sign up here: 

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04. 15. 2021

They share the same, unique last name and they are both at the very top of their respective fields. But they are not related. And we promise they will delight our audience as they discuss music and cannabis and a few other topics. Steve Bloom is one of the most well-known journalists and well-respected experts in the cannabis industry. Among his many credits include being the former editor of High Times, and recipient of NORML’s Media & Culture Award, Cannabis MVP by the […]

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04. 14. 2021

In this webinar, we explore some of the tested techniques and high-value outputs of deeply synergetic client relationships. REGISTER HERE

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04. 12. 2021

In this workshop, you’ll gain a practical understanding of marketing research techniques and tools.  You’ll learn how to develop a marketing strategy by utilizing free resources to access customer demographics, spending habits, and possible trends in your industry.  There will be particular emphasis on how to target your best potential customers and minimize wasted exposure, helping you deliver your products and services cost effectively. Discover how to  put ReferenceUSA and DemographicsNOW to work for you Learn how business librarians can help […]

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Meet the Team

Scott Fetters
Saudia Davis
Daniel Crane
Programming and Community Engagement Manager

Workforce Development

CCE commits to helping expand the talent pipeline within the creative sector through advanced professional development, job and entrepreneurship training, relationship building, and access to capital for individuals, creative businesses, institutions, and community organizations.  CCE maintains a focus on equity, ensuring its programs engage communities of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and other historically marginalized communities for creative workforce. To accomplish this, we partner with established community based organizations and workforce development agencies that intentionally serve, prepare, place, and support job-seekers from disinvested communities.


Program Partners

CCE is a pilot project, fiscally sponsored by Arts Alliance Illinois and funded by the Coleman Foundation. 2112 serves as programmatic lead, with ancillary support from MediaTech Ventures and partner organizations in each focus industry (Music, Film/Video, Dance, Theater, Fashion, Visual Arts/Design, Media, Sports, Culinary).