The Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC)'s mission is to help strengthen non-profit arts organizations. We do this by building working relationships between arts organizations and highly-qualified business professionals, providing training in all aspects of management and board function, and conducting research in leading and emerging issues related to the world of arts nonprofits.
Learn about our services:
Services for Arts Organizations
Looking for management and board consulting, new board members or professional development? A&BC’s services connect you to these opportunities and more.
Opportunities for Business Professionals
If you’re a professional ready to apply your skills in a highly innovative, creative, and rewarding environment, help give back to the community while refining your own leadership skills.
- Jan 26: BVA Winter Orientation
- Feb 3: Board Training: Organizational Structures & Board Lifecycles
- Feb 6: Breakfast Club: Millennials & the Gig Economy
- Feb 7: On BOARD Meet the Boards
- Feb 12: The Business Creative: Shared Traits of Artists and Entrepreneurs
- Feb 21: Lab: Establishing Financial Controls
- Mar 3: Board Training: Legal & Fiduciary Responsibilities of Board Member
- Mar 20: Annual Benefit Luncheon
meet our volunteers:
"Volunteering with A&BC has provided me an opportunity to serve a community that enriches so many lives including mine. I enjoyed being a part of the growth experienced by the team I worked with and the sincere gratitude expressed by the clients."
"Working with the Arts & Business Council has helped me understand the Chicago arts ecosystem. Being able to use my brain in a different way has made me a better professional in so many ways."
"Personally, volunteering for me has fostered a better connection with diverse communities in Chicago. The projects I've worked on have enabled me to think critically about issues that impact an organization, which I've been able to apply to my teams at work."
"Working with these groups has enriched my life experiences by allowing me to witness their passion for their organizations first hand. It’s great to help them realize the results they have worked hard to achieve."