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

03. 01. 2021

Part two with Martin Atkins in a masterclass looking at merch, techniques, and curating the "museum of you" Art is an elbow-- throw it! We're diving in again and breaking down how to curate the "museum of you" see you there! REGISTER HERE

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02. 01. 2021

Step into the world of product management with General Assembly. During our online introductory workshop, explore how product managers use leadership and versatility to launch products people love. Touch on key tools and techniques for testing, designing, and improving products. Plus: Discover the role and responsibilities of a product manager. Survey today’s product management landscape and its career opportunities. Walk through the fundamentals of the product management process including storyboarding, identifying risks and assumptions, and more. Apply what you’ve learned […]

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03. 04. 2021

Please connect with fellow PACC members and other professionals to discuss current business challenges and exchange timely information at our monthly online business consultation & referral session! To receive your link to connect with us on March 4, please RSVP by emailing us at or by calling us at 773-205-1998 by 4:00 PM Wed., March 3, 2021.

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03. 04. 2021

Tackle tax time with confidence! Join The Actors Fund Financial Wellness Program and Dominic Comperatore of Empire Tax Prep for this practical, informative workshop on tax strategies geared toward creative professionals. Dominic will share his insights as a performer and a professional tax preparer. We’ll cover what every creative professional needs to know about tax forms, deductions, exemptions, audits, tax-related scams, and more. You’ll also learn simple strategies for record-keeping so you can navigate tax season with (relative) ease. The […]

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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).