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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

06. 01. 2022

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality can provide windows to other places and be used to enhance physical spaces someone is already in. Many believe that in and of itself, this will be a huge aspect of why entertainment will be one of the litmus test for the realistic, everyday adoption of immersive technology. Immersive technology provides the opportunity of both bringing the user to the destination or elevating the experience of those at the destination. Especially in the times of […]

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06. 01. 2022

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06. 01. 2022

With over 1 billion users, 80% of which follow a business, Instagram is dominating the social media landscape, and they’re here to stay. In this two-hour livestream, you will learn the ins and outs of how to build and grow your brand’s presence on Instagram. We’ll cover how to incorporate Instagram as an important part of your overall social media strategy, how to leverage data from Instagram insights to drive decisions, and different apps to help with your planning and […]

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05. 31. 2022

The pandemic and economic relief efforts have led to more grant opportunities than ever for the nation's small businesses. With the main federal relief programs now over, small businesses are seeking out other funding opportunities that may be available to them. This workshop will help you understand the small business grant landscape, things to consider, where to find funding, and more. The different types of grants available to small business owners Tips for crafting your grant application Other free and […]

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Meet the Team

Scott Fetters
Founder
Daniel Crane
Program Director
Ana Everling
Program Coordinator

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.

Sponsors

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).