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

07. 25. 2021

Sunday, July 25 from 4-6 p.m. Central Time at Pilsen Outpost (1637 W. 18th Street, Chicago IL 60608) Join us for the finale event to the Chicago Screenwriter's Getaway! In partnership with the Chicago Film Office, we are so excited to have Ashley Cooper, Chicago born and bred film crew member and now television writer, join us for an in-depth conversation on her career in Chicago and the future landscape for writers in the city! Join us for a brief mixer at the beginning, a talk, and Q&A. Hosted by Mezcla Media Collective in collaboration with the Chicago Film Office, "The Chicago Screenwriter's Getaway" is a series of events that aims to shed a light on the art of screenwriting and providing opportunity and education to Chicagoland writers. REGISTER HERE

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08. 14. 2021

Cultivating community in the creative industries through storytelling, networking, showcases, demos and awesome people. Welcome to Reframe, a free virtual conference for the creative industries. Utilizing the technology of Gamerjibe we have created an interactive space that will feature Ted Talk style presentations, demos of up and coming businesses, an exhibition floor and special performances. We hope through this event to strengthen ties within the industry and inspire an innovative and collaborative creative sector. Confirmed Speakers: Eric Williams - The […]

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07. 20. 2021

The International Trade Administration and the American Association of Independent Music are organizing a China-specific webinar focusing on copyrights and music licensing in this market through the Market Development Cooperator Program. Participants have the chance to submit their questions prior to the webinar and of course, will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. Submit your questions to This will allow our team to prepare well-researched answers. This will be a space for U.S. music companies […]

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07. 22. 2021

Join us for an intimate, virtual Q&A with Daniel Willis! Grab a snack and a drink, and listen in from the comfort of your home. Daniel Willis is a writer/director who draws on his experience growing up on Chicago’s south side. He is a 2018 Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow and 2017 Sony Pictures Television Directing Fellow. His short films and television projects have screened at festivals around the world including The HBO Short Film Competition at ABFF, Urbanworld […]

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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).