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A.B.C Art.Business.Create

A.B.C Art.Business.Create

Creative Crossings: Directors' Lab at Chicago Artists Coalition. Photo: Claire Demos
Creative Crossings: Directors' Lab at Chicago Artists Coalition. Photo: Claire Demos

A.B.C – Art.Business.Create is CAC’s professional development program that equips artists with the essential skills to guide them through a complex, business-savvy marketplace. Professional development is at the core of CAC’s work since all artists need and deserve training on how to earn a living and sustain their profession.

This program consists of in-person workshops, webinars and other online resources that cover such topics as legal rights and protections, new technologies, tax and record keeping, marketing, business planning, proposal writing, networking and much more. The training is relevant to artists of all ages and career levels, multiple disciplines and creative industries, and who are in need of a variety of entrepreneurial skills.

Registration fees for select A.B.C offerings help cover direct program expenses, including speaker honoraria, materials and other production costs. Individuals who are artist members or current residents in a CAC program receive free or discounted registration.

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Preparing Yourself for Fruitful Sponsorships and Partnerships

A webinar on April 21st about how get corporate support for your events and projects.
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

A discussion about what you should consider before approaching potential partners for monetary, media and product support for your events and projects.

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Creative Crossings at The Hideout

A mixer for Chicago's literary and music communities
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

An event that brings together Chicago's literary and music communities to share ideas and opportunities for collaboration.

A.B.C  Art.Business.Create

2014 Launch Invitational Residency

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 3:30pm to Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 3:30pm

A nomination-based professional development and community building intensive for upcoming graduates or recent graduates of BFA programs across Chicago.

Launch Residents

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