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

12. 08. 2020

Have you met someone that the moment you shook their hand, you just knew they were the smartest person in the room? Well, that's how I felt the very first time I met Bryan Calhoun back in 2007. And believe me, he's continued to grow and develop as an even more well-rounded music executive since then. So imagine my delight when Bryan wants to invite someone who he thinks is even smarter than him into our room? That's exactly what […]

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12. 04. 2020

Concert Business Basics is going on hiatus after the 8/7/20 episode. We will return in September (most likely). Please spend August catching up on past episodes on, and sign up for our newsletter for book and movie recommendations, written blog posts and more! Time Dec 4, 2020 12:00 PM Jan 1, 2021 12:00 PM Feb 5, 2021 12:00 PM REGISTER HERE

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12. 02. 2020

How will you get clients in 2021? Digital marketing is used to more directly communicate and connect with an increasingly targeted market. Our panelists - experts in collateral, in-person + virtual events, and digital strategy - will discuss innovative ways to target and curate connections. We will discuss: - Traditional and digital collateral - Traditional, social, and omni media - Inbound marketing - In-person and virtual events - Web development - Digital strategy Whether you are just launching your new […]

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12. 01. 2020

LivingRoom Realty and Revel CPA are excited to announce a duo of free virtual workshops designed to boost the financial savvy and real estate confidence of our creative and independent contractor community. Join us for the first session, Minding Your Business with Martin Kamenski of Revel CPA, hosted by Kate Paris, Broker at LivingRoom Realty. This will be an info-packed hour where we'll talk through all the basics of operating your creative business. Whether you're just getting started or you're […]

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Meet the Team

Scott Fetters
Saudia Davis
Daniel Crane
Programming and Community Engagement Manager

Workforce Development

With national and local unemployment rates at historic lows, underserved communities are still experiencing barriers to access and disparities in acquisition and advancement. The creative sector is a driver of innovation, cultural impact, and deep civic engagement with a unique opportunity to address development of underserved communities. Individual approaches from both the public and private sector do exist to address some workforce needs, but the creative sector currently lacks formalized, comprehensive infrastructure providing training, internships, apprenticeships, professional networking, and career and entrepreneurial education across industries.

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).