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. 31. 2023

Last week, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced the Illinois Creative Recovery (B2B Arts) grant opportunity for the creative community in Illinois. In advance of the grant portal opening on Wednesday, April 5, Arts Alliance is offering an informational webinar to give an overview of the program and answer initial questions. Visit our website to learn more and access a help desk that can guide you through common questions! This webinar will be offered in English with […]

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04. 12. 2023

      Join us for this informative webinar on April 12th, 2023, at 4:30 pm BST | 11:30 ET | 8:30 PT, where our expert panel will explore key strategies to boost revenues in the dynamic and continuously evolving world of streaming TV and social video. With subscriptions slowing down and increased competition, it is crucial to shift the focus to building fan engagement and enhancing the quality of interaction to supplement traditional revenue models, like subscriptions and ads. […]

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03. 30. 2023

  Here's what we'll cover... How user-generated, editorial, and algorithmic playlists function in 2023 Using Spotify as a revenue stream in your music career How Spotify royalties actually work Finding your fans where they exist, converting them into monthly listeners and then eventual fans The playlisting strategies that can actually yield a result and how to avoid playlisting scams The organic traffic sources that few artists are tapping int Register here

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03. 28. 2023

TUES MAR 28 4 PM EDT (Toronto Time) ONLINE FOR FREE   special guests Rynda Laurel (The Creative Catalyst Co.) Luke Danelon (Ghost Rocket Music) Jeff Beaulieu (hopeful tragedy records) host: Darryl Hurs (INDIE WEEK / CD Baby) description: Industry leaders met at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival and conference provide insider information and perspectives.   Who Should Attend: Anyone that has an interest in learning about the music industry, business development, digital adaptability, networking and education. About INDIE WEEKLY: […]

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Meet the Team

Scott Fetters
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.


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).