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

10. 05. 2022

Career Development Series The Career Development Series introduces professionals to help you define your career path, build your resume, develop your interview skills, and perfect your professional pitch. Take these first steps to realize your dream of a career in the music industry! Office Hour Dates Select the date(s) you are interested in attending. All Office Hours take place at 2pm PST/4pm CST/5pm EST via video conference Build Your Resume - September 14 Resume Review - September 21 Pitch Perfect […]

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10. 12. 2022

Description: Meet the Women of The Orchard! In celebration of International Day of the Girl, tune in for a special conversation with various leading ladies from the global artist & label services company to learn about their career journeys and their perspectives on representation within the music biz Speakers: -Mpumi Phillips | Director of Distribution (South Africa) Mpumi was one of the founding members of the SA chapter! Cookie Pryce | Director, Label Management (UK) Giulia Gori | Director of […]

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10. 06. 2022

This webinar provides businesses with an introduction to government contracting and includes: -Overview of how agencies buy and sell goods and services -Market research to identify contract opportunities -The role of diverse certifications -Introduction to buying plans -Next steps to get started.     Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center is a partnership between WBDC and Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The WBDC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, […]

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10. 17. 2022

During this webinar, Assistant Clinical Professor Emily Underwood of The University of Chicago Law School will provide participants with an entry level primer on negotiation. We will talk about how to prepare for a negotiation, what to expect during the negotiation process, and some basic negotiation strategies. REGISTER HERE

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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).