Community, education, capital: 2112 has it all.

On Friday night, we welcomed curious arts supporters to 2112, Fort Knox Studios, and ICON Pro Studios – Chicago’s hidden creative ecosystem that connects artists and creative entrepreneurs to the community, educational opportunities, and access to capital they need to thrive in Chicago’s creative economy. Chance the Rapper got his start recording here, so you can only imagine how incredibly important this place is to Chicago’s up-and-coming artists.

Meet our Spring BVA Class!

We’re excited to announce our Spring Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA) class! We welcomed twelve new consultants to our cohort that come from a variety of professional backgrounds. The founding program of the Arts & Business Council of Chicago, BVA recruits business professionals, trains them in nonprofit practice, and matches them to serve on pro-bono consulting projects for small-to-medium-sized arts nonprofits throughout the Chicago area. Here are just a few of our new BVAs.