Center for Creative Entrepreneurship unveils schedule

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In an effort to further strengthen Illinois’ creative economy, The Coleman Foundation has supported the launch of the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship, empowering creatives at all levels with the knowledge, skills, and relationships necessary for business success.

CCE will assess, aggregate, and amplify the existing educational resources of arts and creative industries organizations throughout the region while developing new programs, content, and curriculum to address any gaps in existing resources.

Support will be provided through ongoing hands-on training, mentorship, networking events, bootcamps, and a supplemental online learning platform. CCE will also maintain a focus on equity, ensuring its programs engage women, communities of color, and other historically marginalized spaces for creative entrepreneurs.

“We are grateful to The Coleman Foundation for providing initial support to launch CCE and expand the reach and impact of resources available for creative entrepreneurs” says CCE Founder, Scott Fetters.

 
Initial plans for 2020 include:

Partnership on the launch of MAPS4MUSIC, a four-week intensive music industry training program backed by Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum artists Twista, Rhymefest, Keyshia Cole, Toxic and more;

Free access to all music-related programming in celebration of the Year of Chicago Music;

$30,000 in scholarships, providing female and minority entrepreneurs access to incubators and innovation hubs throughout the region;

Development of an e-learning platform for creative entrepreneurs.

 
 
Twista-backed Music Industry Training Program
MAPS4MUSIC has partnered with 2112 and the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship on the launch of an intensive training program for the music industry. The program is backed by a collective of some of Chicago’s most successful and knowledgeable record producers, entertainment lawyers, recording artists, songwriters, talent managers and more. Mentors and instructors include Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum artists Twista, Rhymefest, Keyshia Cole, Toxic and more. This 4-week intensive music industry training program is designed to provide the core business knowledge and skills necessary for success in the music industry.

To learn more, click here.

 
 
Free Educational Programming
In celebration of Year of Chicago Music, 2112’s Center for Creative Entrepreneurship will offer all of its music related programming for free to all Chicago residents throughout 2020.

The Center for Creative Entrepreneurship empowers creatives at all levels with the knowledge, skills, and relationships necessary for business success. CCE provides support through ongoing hands-on training, mentorship, networking events, sector specific boot camps and accelerators, and archived content for both artists and creative entrepreneurs. CCE also maintains a focus on equity, ensuring its programs engage women, communities of color, and other historically marginalized spaces for creative entrepreneurs.

CCE is a pilot project, fiscally sponsored by Arts Alliance Illinois and funded by The Coleman Foundation. 2112 serves as programmatic lead, with ancillary support from partner organizations in each focus industry (Music, Film/Video, Dance, Theater, Fashion, Visual Arts/Design, Media, Sports, Culinary).

Throughout 2020’s Year of Chicago Music, all 2112/CCE programming focused on Music and Business & Entrepreneurship will be made available to Chicago residents for free using discount code “YOCM”. A full list of programming is available here.

 
 
Diversify scholarship
In an effort to further the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship’s established commitment to diversity, excellence, and creating a more inclusive entrepreneurial creative sector, the CCE proudly announces the 2020 CCE Diversify Scholarship Program.

Ten accepted entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to receive a scholarship covering up to 12 months of access to incubators and innovation hubs throughout the region. The CCE Diversify Scholarship will support women, communities of color, and other historically marginalized creative entrepreneurs. All complete applications received will be reviewed by a CCE Diversify advisory board, and acceptance will be based solely on merit.

Benefits of Membership:

Tailored Educational and Professional Development Programming;

One-on-One Mentoring;

Networking Opportunities;

24/7 access to shared workspace, conference rooms, breakout rooms
Discounted rates on business resources throughout the region;

Access to interactive member database;

Press/media opportunities.

 
 
About the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship
CCE is a pilot project, fiscally sponsored by Arts Alliance Illinois, with 2112 serving as programmatic lead and ancillary support from partner organizations in each focus industry (Music, Film/Video, Dance, Theater, Fashion, Visual Arts/Design, Media, Sports, and Culinary). To learn more, click here.

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