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

02. 09. 2023

After a couple week's of featuring some international globe trotting guests, we now return to our local roots and feature two highly accomplished music pros who also happen to be long-time friends and college classmates. Kevin Grosch a serial (3 time) music tech founder whose current company, Made In Network powers some of the most influential and culturally relevant channels on the internet, helping lead and shape the emerging creator ecosystem and economy. Their client list reads like a rundown of […]

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02. 07. 2023

The link to the livestream will be emailed out to you 1 hour before the event starts! Thinking about making a movie, show, or web series? Great! We wanna watch it. But first, how are you going to fund it? And when you’re finished, who’s going to watch it? We've got answers! Most people think of crowdfunding as ‘friends and family’ fundraising for a project. But we're going to show you how crowdfunding can not only get your project off […]

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02. 08. 2023

About This Event This is a pre-recorded session. Once registering, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to access the video and a 24hr reminder to view the recording. It’s no secret that the past two years have done a number on pretty much everyone. Whether you got made redundant, have been working from home, or are caring for dependents, chances are that you’re feeling more stressed than usual. When the stress is prolonged over a period of time, it […]

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02. 07. 2023

In celebration of Black History Month, our expert presenter, Phyllis Johnson, owner & CEO of PKJ Consulting, will discuss funding and financial opportunities available to the Black community. In this webinar, you will learn: What funding options are available Where to find funding and financial opportunities How to qualify for funding opportunities Live attendees will receive free business resources, a copy of the slide deck, and a link to this webinar recording.

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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).