Arts & Business Council Serves Up Economic Innovation with Their Upcoming Luncheon Featuring Leading Social Impact Thinker, Laura Callanan

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC), a non-profit connecting Chicago’s arts and business sectors, announces its benefit luncheon, Arts & Business and Capital: Impact Investing in Chicago’s Creative Economy, on March 20, 2018, 11:30am, at Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Illinois, 300 E Randolph.

A&BC Executive Director Kristin Larsen appointed to Americans for the Arts Private Sector Council

Members of Americans for the Arts have elected Kristin Larsen as a member of their advisory council for the Private Sector Council. Larsen will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership.

In the Private Sector Council, Larsen will work with fellow arts leaders to develop and implement private-sector advocacy programs and serve as leaders to other local arts agencies seeking to connect with the private sector.

BVA Year in Review

It’s been another successful year for the Business Volunteers for the Arts program! In this calendar year, we brought on 41 new BVA consultants and trained 13 new Team Leads. Our consultants engaged in 27 pro bono consulting projects for our clients.  The total number of hours contributed by our consultants topped at 1,917, valued at $287,550!  A huge number for our clients!

Here's All the Cheer You Can Expect at Holiday Wonder

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago invites you and other members of the arts and business communities to our Holiday Wonder party, Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:30-8:30pm, at Elastic Arts in Logan Square. Feel the warm, sparkly, cinnamon-infused joy of gathering with colleagues to celebrate the successes of 2017 and to anticipate the triumphs of 2018. Bring your team and make merry!

Read on to find out what you can expect at this extra-festive gathering.