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.

We are happy you found us. Join us at our next program or event.


programsbbq2016_featureProgram Planning BBQ – 2016-17

Come out on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 6PM and enjoy a relaxed evening BBQing after work. When we are fully sated, we’ll put our minds to the task of planning the programming and special events calendar for Chicago Creative Coalition’s 2016-17 calendar year. Have your say in what you’d like to see happen for … Continue reading


c32016annualmeeting_2502016 C3 Annual Meeting

C3 2016 Annual Meeting Please join us June 25 for a bouncing good time at the C3 Annual Meeting. We will start at the Helium Trampoline & Climbing Park in New Berlin, Wisconsin. After the our excursion we will hold the meeting to formally elect the Board of Directors and have lunch provided by C3. … 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


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


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