2009 Creative Chicago Expo – Saturday at the Cultural Center!

2009 Creative Chicago Expo


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CCE09_postcard_f.jpgSaturday, April 4 10 AM – 4 PM
Chicago Cultural Center

Admission free ~ bring a friend!

20+ Workshops | 100+ Vendors | 40+ Consultants
Services for all Artists, Arts Businesses and Organizations

Dance | Fashion | Media | Music | Theater | Visual Art | Words
Once a year, the Creative Chicago Expo presents Chicago’s top resources, services and expertise specifically for people in the arts. Featuring workshops and vendors for individuals and arts organizations, the Expo is also an important opportunity to network and build community. Join over 3,500 artists who will make their way through the Cultural Center on Saturday April 4. The Expo is brings Chicago’s cultural community together under one roof!


Pick an expert on something you need — career coaching, legal or accounting issues, portfolio or grant review, casting agents, even organizational development and business issues for non-profits.

Schedule a 25 minute appointment for one-on-one consulting for only $10. Over 40 consultants will be available for appointments. Click here for the complete consultant list and to make an appointment. Limited to 3 appointments per person.

Presented by top local and national service providers all day:

• Affordable Housing in Chicago
• Art Festival How-tos
• Benchmarking 101: Outcomes & Measurements
• Building a Board of Directors
• Business Licensing Basics
• Cultivating Individual Donors
• Finding Live/Work Space
• Fiscal Sponsorship
• Forming a Non-Profit
• Health Insurance Advice for Artists
• Marketing For the Cash Strapped and Time Poor
• Meet your Arts Service Agencies
• Obtaining Capital for your Creative Industry
• Reaching New Audiences
• Space Development Starter Kit for Non-profits
• Starting an Arts-Based Business
• Strategic Planning for Non-Profits
• Time Management for Artists
• Tips for “Successful Grant Applications
• Winning Public Art Commissions
• Your Credit Score: Re-Building Your Financial Health
Workshop Presenters include: Arts and Business Council of Chicago, Amdur Productions, Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, The Center for What Works, Columbia College Chicago Arts Entrepreneurship Center, Community Media Workshop, Communication Society, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Executive Service Corps, Fractured Atlas, Future of Music Coalition, Illinois Arts Alliance, Illinois Association of Mortgage Professionals, Illinois Facility Fund, International Academy of Design and Technology, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Inc., League of Chicago Theatres, Mission Paradox, and others.

Read complete workshop descriptions and schedule here

All 2009 Vendors after the fold.

Click here for more detailed vendor information in the CCE Directory

After School Matters | www.afterschoolmatters.org
Aloft | www.aloftloft.com, www.aloftaerialdance.com
American Indian Association of Illinois | www.naes.edu
AMS Realty | www.amsrealty.com
Arte y Vida Chicago | www.arteyvidachicago.com
Artisans 21 Gallery | www.artisans21gallery.com
Artists’ Real Estate Services | www.artistsrealestate.com
Artreach at Lillstreet | www.artreachatlillstreet.org
Arts & Business Council of Chicago | www.artsbiz-chicago.org
Audience Architects | www.audiencearchitects.com
Bad at Sports | www.badatsports.com
Ballet Chicago | www.balletchicago.org
Brazilian Cultural Center of Chicago | www.brazilianculturalcenter.org
Brinshore Development | www.brinshore.com
Bronzeville Emporium LLC | www.BronzevilleEmporium.com
Bronzeville Visitor Information Center | www.BronzevilleOnline.com
Chicago Access Network Corporation (CAN TV) | www.cantv.org
Chicago Acoustic Underground | http://chicagoacoustic.net
Chicago Artists Coalition | www.caconline.org
Chicago Artists Resource | www.chicagoartistsresource.org
Chicago Cabaret Professionals | www.chicagocabaret.org
Chicago Community Loan Fund | www.cclfchicago.org
Chicago Creative Coalition | www.chicagocreative.org
Chicago Cultural Alliance | chicagoculturalalliance.org
Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection | www.cityofchicago.org
Chicago Department of Community Development | www.cityofchicago.org
Chicago Department of Community Development-Rents Right Program | www.cityofchicago.org
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs | www.cityofchicago.org
Chicago Film Office | www.chicagofilmoffice.us
Chicago Group Sales | www.chicagogroupsales.com
Chicago Park District Department of Environment, Culture & Special Events | www.chicagoparkdistrict.com
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative | www.chicagoprintmakers.com
Chicago Public Library Visual & Performing Arts | www.chicagopubliclibrary.org
Chicago Public Radio | www.chicagopublicradio.org
Chicago Reader | www.chicagoreader.com
Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center | www.bubblydynamics.com
Chicago Tax Assistance Center | www.cityofchicago.org/CTAC
Chicago Waldorf School | www.chicagowaldorf.org
Chicago Women in Publishing | www.cwip.org
Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival | www.chicagofilmfestival.com
Claretian Associates – South Chicago New Communities Program | www.claretianassociates.org
Columbia College Chicago | www.colum.edu
Community Media Workshop | www.newstips.org
Consolidated Printing | www.consolidatedprinting.net
David Leonardis Gallery/Howard Finster Vision House | www.dlg-gallery.com www.myspace.com/howardfinstervisionhouse
DuSable Museum of African American History | www.dusablemuseum.org
e-poets network | www.e-poets.net
Ellen Baren, REALTOR, @properties | www.myrealtorellenbaren.com
Executive Service Corps of Chicago | www.esc-chicago.org
Experimental Sound Studio | www.exsost.org
Fidelity Mortgage Services, Inc. | N/A
Fractured Atlas | www.fracturedatlas.org
Future of Music Coalition | www.futureofmusic.org
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest, c/o Lifeline Theatre | www.rogerspark.com
Gorilla Tango Theatre | www.gorillatango.com
Greenleaf Art Center/Coldwell Banker | www.GreenleafArtCenter.com
Harold Arts | www.haroldarts.org
HD Design & Printing | www.hidefchicago.com
Hogwash: An Improvised Tall Tale | www.ioimprov.com
Howard Ecker + Company | www.howardecker.com
I-GO Car Sharing | www.igocars.org
Illinois Arts Alliance | www.artsalliance.org
Illinois CPA Society | www.icpas.org
Illinois Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services | www.health.illinois.gov
iSearchiGive.com | www.isearchigive.com
JL Harris Associates | www.jlharrisassociates.com
Julie Woodward-Trenker ABR, ASP, CRS REALTOR | www.REwithJulie.com
KAE DJ Gospel Heritage Charity | www.kaedjpublishing.com
Kartemquin Films | www.kartemquin.com
Latin Rhythms Academy of Dance & Performance | www.latinrhythmsdance.com
Law Offices of Keith B. Baker, Ltd. | www.keithbakerlaw.com
Lawyers for the Creative Arts | www.law-arts.org
League of Chicago Theatres | www.ChicagoPlays.com
Lillstreet Art Center | www.lillstreet.com
Links Hall | www.linkshall.org
Mayor’s Fashion Council Chicago | www.chicagofashionresource.com
Midwest Writers Association | www.midwestwriters.com
Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival | www.reycolon.org
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian | www.mitchellmuseum.org
Morgan Park Academy | www.morganparkacademy.org
Music Garage Chicago | www.musicgarage.com
Niche Realty | www.nicherealty.net
Office of the City Treasurer | www.chicagocitytreasurer.com
Open Studio Project Inc. | www.openstudioproject.org
Organization of Black American culture – Writers Workshop | none
Paczolt Financial Group | www.Paczolt.com
Paeon Partners | www.paeonpartners.com
Pilsen Together Chamber of Commerce | www.pilsentogetherchamberofcommerce.org
Podmajersky / Chicago Arts District | www.podmajersky.com, www.chicagoartsdistrict.org
Preservation Chicago | www.preservationchicago.org
Priscy’s Production Outreac Program NFP | www.myspace.com/mspriscy3
Refuge: Center for Artists in Recovery | www.refuge.com
River East Art Center | www.rivereastartcenter.com
Riverfront Work Lofts | www.riverfrontworklofts.com
Riverside Arts Center | www.riversideartscenter.com
Sherwood Conservatory of Music at Columbia College Chicago | www.colum.edu/sherwood
Society of Midland Authors | www.midlandauthors.com
SONZ OF THE MOST HIGH | www.myspace/sonzofthemosthigh
Stacey Montgomery & Associates | www.canassistyou.com
StoryStudio Chicago | www.storystudiochicago.com
Superior Rehearsals | www.superiorst.com
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Division of Continuing Studies and Special Programs | www.artic.edu
The Art Institute of Chicago Family Programs | www.artic.edu/aic
The Chicago Mosaic School | www.chicagomosaicschool.com
The Great Books Foundation / The Common Review | www.greatbooks.org/, www.thecommonreview.org
the green lantern gallery & press | www.thegreenlantern.org
The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg | www.artinstitutes.edu
The Academy of Dance, Official School of the Joffrey Ballet | www.joffrey.org
The Recording Academy | www.grammy.com
Third Coast International Audio Festival | www.thirdcoastfestival.org
Tree Studios | www.treestudios.com
University of Chicago – Graham School of General Studies | grahamschool.uchicago.edu
Unscene Urban Navigator | www.unscene.com
Urban Gateways | www.urbangateways.org
Vogue Fabrics | www.voguefabricsstore.com
Wenger Properties |
West Walker Civic Association/Art In My Back Yard | www.westwalker.org, www.artinmybackyard.org
Women In Film Chicago | www.wifchicago.org
Young Chicago Authors | www.YoungChicagoAuthors.org

Still have Questions? Contact the Chicago Cultural Center

For a complete workshop schedule, click here


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