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Breakfast Club: Millennials & the Gig Economy

  • The Arts & Business Council of Chicago 100 South State Street Chicago, IL, 60603 United States (map)

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago convenes a monthly morning gathering for arts administrators to discuss topics and share ideas relevant to the business of art. Breakfast Club supports leaders and staff of nonprofit arts organizations through informal peer-to-peer sharing, casual facilitated conversation, and information dissemination.

Join us Tuesday, February 6th from 8:30-9:30am.

Topic: Millennials & the Gig Economy

Artists, arts administrators, and creative entrepreneurs are the original “gig-ers.” They understand, and sometimes strive for, self-employment, independent contracts, and moving quickly from project to project.

The gig economy is loaded with Millennials; young professionals born between 1980 and 2000 who have the greatest amount of debt of any generation, earn lower wages than the generation that came before them, and yet, are the most socially-aware generation yet. They are scrappy, they chase their dreams, they are extremely creative, and they don’t settle for average or easy.

In a workforce influenced by Uber, Air BnB, and Lyft, how can the arts and cultural sector adapt to give creative Millennial gig workers what they need to be successful in their many employments? 

A cereal bar, tea, and coffee will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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