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.


Steven Fischer’s Wonderful, Happy, Cartoony Workshop

Join C3 and Steven Fischer for a workshop comprised of completely interactive exercises aimed at helping people flex their creativity muscles, condition divergent thinking, strengthen imagination, and help us understand our natural creativity. Since storytelling is the universal human language, we will have fun creating our own stories. Steven will lead us through a series … Continue reading


Passion and Purpose: Paul Elledge

Artist Speaker Series When artists create work about things that they care about, they make better art. This series aims to explore all the ways that “passion projects” emerge, evolve, develop, are supported, funded and deployed. Why do you make the work that you make, and how does it affect change? These are the key … Continue reading


Passion and Purpose: George Berlin

Artist Speaker Series When artists create work about things that they care about, they make better art. This series aims to explore all the ways that “passion projects” emerge, evolve, develop, are supported, funded and deployed. Why do you make the work that you make, and how does it affect change? These are the key … Continue reading


Passion and Purpose: Beth Lane

Artist Speaker Series When artists create work about things that they care about, they make better art. This series aims to explore all the ways that “passion projects” emerge, evolve, develop, are supported, funded and deployed. Why do you make the work that you make, and how does it affect change? These are the key … Continue reading


Passion and Purpose: Mary Rafferty — NEW DATE Thursday, Feb 25, 7 pm

Artist Speaker Series When artists create work about things that they care about, they make better art. This series aims to explore all the ways that “passion projects” emerge, evolve, develop, are supported, funded and deployed. Why do you make the work that you make, and how does it affect change? These are the key … Continue reading


Micro Meetups

Welcome to C3 Micro Meetups: quick, informal, and fun weekly sessions to connect with the creative community and pick up a few tricks along the way. Word Games Thursday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. Professional Ghostwriter, Alicia Dale, will guide participants in a night of Word games. Learn to create impromptu stories based on creative … Continue reading


Holiday Party 2020

All the Thrills Without the Spills at C3’s 2020 Online Holiday Party! Virtual Escape Room • Virtual Gift Exchange December 19, 2020 • starting promptly at 4:45 PM It’s everything you love about our Holiday Party without having to leave your favorite chair! A fun activity … our famous white elephant gift exchange … and … Continue reading


Passion and Purpose: Scott Van Osdol

Artist Speaker Series When artists create work about things that they care about, they make better art. This series aims to explore all the ways that “passion projects” emerge, evolve, develop, are supported, funded and deployed. Why do you make the work that you make, and how does it affect change? These are the key … Continue reading