Welcome to the home of the Chicago Creative Coalition! Our mission is to enrich, educate and inspire creative lives — your life and ours.

We are professional creatives, artists and people seeking creative ways to live and work in Chicago and beyond.

Read about our programs and special events below. Come out to experience what we are about firsthand. If you are not a member, click here to join. If you are a member and have not created a page for your portfolio, click here and follow the instructional tutorial.

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video-making-02Video Making: Hands On

TO BE RESCHEDULED – WATCH FOR OUR EMAILS OR FOLLOW OUR WEBSITE. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK! Join Chicago Creative Coalition for Part 2 in our video series with “Video Making: Hands-On” at Sulzer Regional Library where we’ll twist knobs, push buttons, build our own gadgets, edit on phones, tablets and laptops, try out some super cool toys and then GO … Continue reading

detail of "Feeling Like a Tree" by Irene OleksiukPhotoArt Fest IV

Chicago Creative Coalition is pleased to announce that PhotoArt Fest IV, our juried fine art photography exhibition, will again be on exhibition at this year’s Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival, July 30-31, 2016 in Chicago’s Jefferson Park. The top 50 photos as chosen by our judges will be on display, as well as the 25 top … Continue reading

PrintVideo Thinking

Video has become the de facto language of communication – even (or especially) for children and teens. For many of us who were born in the last century, it remains a foreign concept – even more so to those who have worked professionally in or with photography. So to partially remedy this situation, Chicago Creative Coalition is pleased to present a panel of … Continue reading

learn_jam_250Learn Jam 2.0

Come sample some delicious bite-sized hors d’oeuvres of knowledge, as we tap the vast and varied skill sets of Chicago Creative Coalition’s members in this hands-on, up-close night of tips, tricks, and demos. Bring something to teach a small group, come to learn something new, or do both at this speed-learning event! Learn from our masters … Continue reading

photoshop_master_class_250X250Photoshop Master Class

Do you have basic Photoshop skills, but want to take things up a notch? Do you want to know the techniques and capabilities you should know but don’t? Then don’t miss Chicago Creative Coalition’s Master Class in Photoshop, taught by Aaron Nace – photographer, photoshop guru, and founder of Phlearn. In 2011, after three years … Continue reading

copyright_content_contracts_250Copyright, Content and Contracts

“I own my content … don’t I?” “I have permission to use this … I think.” “This is public domain … right?” Know what you can and can’t do as a creative today at Copyright, Content and Contracts: How To Protect Your Works And Your Livelihood In A Mashup World with attorneys Rick Bixter and Elaina … Continue reading

ice-ribbon_featureIt’s a Winter Wonderland!

Celebrate the holidays with other C3 members as we strap on skates and hit the ice ribbon at Maggie Daley Park, followed by some tasty vittles at Tavern at the Park. Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon 337 E. Randolph Street Chicago Bring your own skates if you have them. Use of the ice ribbon is FREE. … Continue reading

google_logoWhere’s My Google?

Most of us are jonesing for the latest information on how Google is changing their operations. Here is your chance! Come to this informative program presented by Google’s Community Leaders Program. Come hear the following presenters: • Alex Obenauf, Student, University of Illinois at Chicago • Dan Yara, Student, Loyola University • Angela Zhao, Student, … Continue reading