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. 2022

Your ideas and IP are assets. How do you protect your brand? Who owns your creative work product? Join us and the Albany Park Chamber of Commerce for the fourth FREE webinar in our Business Formation Series, all about INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. Thursday, 12/8, 11:00 AM On Zoom Email to register

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12. 09. 2022

Are you a songwriter, composer or lyricist streaming your songs on a digital platform? The MLC helps creators like you (and your publishers and administrator partners) collect your streaming royalties. This webinar from The MLC introduces who we are, why self-published writers should become Members of The MLC, and why registering your songs with The MLC is critical to ensuring you receive ALL of the royalties you are entitled to when your songs are streamed in the U.S. REGISTER HERE

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12. 12. 2022

Are you thinking about expanding your business to trade internationally? Whether you are trading in physical or digital markets, protecting your products, brand and creations is an important step. Protecting your IP will help you confidently sell abroad and prevent any potential copiers. We have partnered with the Department for International Trade (DIT) on a four-part series of virtual events which will show you how you can build business confidence, increase resilience and strengthen your opportunities to export. This is […]

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12. 08. 2022

Mandolin: Activating Your Data to Drive Fan Growth   As third party data becomes increasingly unreliable (and even more difficult to actually use), Mandolin and their partners are on a mission to help artists connect directly with their fans. Join the conversation between Mandolin’s Evelyn Thompson, (Vice President, Marketing) and Mike Kopp (Artist Manager) as they discuss new tactics to engage fans in the future of artist marketing. RSVP: Evelyn Thompson, Vice President, Marketing at Mandolin Having led marketing teams […]

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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).