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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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

george_berlingMy City, Your City

MY CITY, YOUR CITY: A PHOTO MASHUP Grab your friends and neighbors to build a connected, city-wide photomosaic sculpture – and share the City YOU love with the world – on this fun, REAL-TIME interactive adventure for Chicago Artists Month 2015 designed by Chicago Creative Coalition (C3). SIGN UP NOW FOR LIVE TEXTS DURING THE … Continue reading

column_tourLoop Architecture Tour

Join your Chicago Creative Coalition friends and their guests for a guided tour of Chicago’s Architecture in the Loop. C3 member Joey Korom will uncover the hidden secrets of the architectural gems in our great city including: Daley Civic Center and Picasso sculpture (Head of a Woman) Chicago Temple Building and spire Miro’s Chicago (Sculpture) Marquette … Continue reading