ArtCore is a non-merging collaborative composed of three of Chicago’s most respected non-profit service organizations, Arts & Business Council of Chicago, Audience Architects and Chicago Cultural Alliance. Using an innovative and strategic collaborative platform, ArtCore seeks to sustain and advance the vital arts community in the Chicago region by maximizing cost and time efficiencies of the three organizations, thereby allowing their staffs more time to focus on innovative programming while enhancing freedom of vision. Read full release here.

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the Arts & Business Council of Chicago

Developing leadership and accelerating excellence in the business of arts and art of business in Chicago

For thirty years, we have created a space where arts and business professionals can learn and grow, working together to provide real solutions for small and mid-sized arts organizations.

With a mutual passion and shared interest, arts and business leaders, brought together by the Arts & Business Council, are at the front lines of ensuring a thriving arts scene and a culturally rich Chicago.

Services for Arts Organizations

Eager to build and sustain your arts organization? Looking for new board members, management and board consulting or professional development opportunities? 

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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Thanks to our 2015 30th Anniversary Gala Sponsors: BlueCross BlueShield of IL, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, Crain's Chicago Business, IBM, Segal Consulting, Aon, HY Connect, Goodman Theatre, Joan & Guy Gunzberg and Friends, BVA Consultants and On BOARD Alumni, and VIVA USA.