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

05. 20. 2021

Did you get in on the Gamestop trading frenzy this year? You probably heard names like Robinhood mentioned a lot. But what paved the way for trading apps like Robinhood was a company founded out of Chicago in 2011 -- tastytrade, Co-founded by Kristi Ross. For a full decade, tastytrade has built and developed an ecosystem for the self-directed trader. And whether you're into Wall Street or not, you might want to know what Kristi and team did to reach […]

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05. 11. 2021

The MLC invites you to join us for a new webinar devoted entirely to maintaining the centerpiece of every MLC Membership – your catalog of musical works. During this session, we’ll review how to register new and existing musical works in The MLC Portal both individually and via The MLC’s bulk upload feature, outline how to edit works, cover best practices for addressing errors in your data and much more, all designed to help ensure your catalog is up-to-date and […]

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05. 12. 2021

You've heard it before, but it's true; character drives plot. Yes, sometimes there is such a great hook as part of your overall premise, but without a flawed character pursuing a goal within that amazing premise, you just have an ongoing skit (like something on SNL). In this free class with Max Timm, you will get insights into how to develop your story through character brainstorming, and how and why structure can be a non-linear development process. Let's dive in and join […]

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05. 27. 2021

We all have a soundtrack to our lives. Professional music supervisors combine music and visual media to set the mood and provoke the desired emotions for movies, TV, commercials, and video games. Join us for a panel and meet these experts to learn what it takes to successfully score visual media. REGISTER HERE

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Meet the Team

Scott Fetters
Saudia Davis
Daniel Crane
Programming and Community Engagement Manager

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).