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

06. 24. 2021

Molly Lamb, DrPH Candidate and Executive Director for the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership will facilitate a dialogue about leadership styles in this interactive session. REGISTER HERE A little about the presenter... Molly Lamb is the Executive Director of the Center for State Policy and Leadership at UIS. Previously, Molly served as Deputy Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health's Office of Health Protection. She is currently completing her doctorate in public health leadership at UIC, holds a graduate degree in […]

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06. 22. 2021

Only 2% of business owners know the true value of their business. Yet, whether you are 10 or even 15 years from exiting your business, knowing what your business is worth is essential to a successful exit. CEO of True North Retirement Advisors, Ashley Micciche, will walk the audience step by step through the valuation process using a free tool that allows business owners to accurately estimate the value of their company. By the end of this session, you will: […]

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06. 22. 2021

Starting a Consulting Business Interested in becoming a consultant, or starting your own consulting business? Many consultants have the advantage of being able to work at home, autonomously, in these changing times, but may have a lot of questions exactly because they are on their own. This webinar can help. Being a consultant means that you are simultaneously a CEO, marketer, bookkeeper, salesperson, content creator, advisor, problem solver as well as many other roles. Conducted by an expert in establishing and growing consultancies this webinar will […]

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06. 24. 2021

LEARN ABOUT DANCER SERVICES AT THE ACTORS FUND The Actors Fund offers resources to dancers at every age and stage of their career.  Our national program enables dancers from all disciplines to define their own career possibilities and to develop the skills necessary to manage their careers within dance, and when needed, outside of dance. We help dancers: To explore and expand employment, entrepreneurial & supplemental income streams to help them thrive at every stage of their dance career To pursue training in a new field through Career Transition For Dancers (CTFD) scholarships for certification, undergraduate and/or graduate-level […]

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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).