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.

Sharpening Your Social Media Profile

For Members Only Program A joint program by Chicago Creative Coalition and the Independent Writers of Chicago Telling Your Story | Sharpening Your Brand Profile  How long has it been since you updated your social media profile? Today, you can’t afford to let it sit with outdated, dusty information — because it’s the first place … Continue reading

Sales for Creatives

FREE Webinar April 16 at noon Advanced Basics for Creative Businesses, Program 4 We are all selling; that is, we are continually trying to influence and persuade others through our communications and actions. Selling yourself is an essential and positive part of any creative business.  Truth is, selling is becoming increasingly necessary and a real … Continue reading

Building and Preserving Your Brand in COVID-19 Times

Webinar Featuring LinkedIn Expert JD Gershbein A joint program hosted by Chicago Creative Coalition and the Independent Writers of Chicago These trying times are a challenge, but one that is filled with opportunities for those willing to remain flexible and embrace the positive. As business has gone virtual, more and more professionals have turned to … Continue reading

Communicate Your Value

Advanced Basics for Creative Businesses, Program 2 Every creative has something special to offer their prospective clients, something they do better or differently than their peers. How do you best communicate that to prospective clients, so they can see the value to them in hiring you? Our speaker, Chicago photographer Alex Garcia, has been on … Continue reading

Create a Meaningful Business Plan

Advanced Basics for Creative Businesses, Program 1 As creatives, we’re special, right? We’re content makers and risk takers; lucky to be doing the thing we love as our job, but with so much of our selves in our work, often feel cut to the bone at the merest of criticisms. We’re so special we often … Continue reading

C3 Member Mixer

Reconnect, Rekindle, Retreat to The Cabin  Join Chicago Creative Coalition for a Winter Member Mixer with networking, food, cash bar and prizes! All C3 members and prospective members are welcome. Bring a prospective member for an extra raffle entry. Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:00 – 8:00pm+ The Cabin at Old Irving 4104 N Pulaski Rd … Continue reading

21st Annual Gallery Walk

Join Chicago Creative Coalition in our 21st Annual Gallery Walk on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, as we explore the leading edge of commercial fine art in West Town. This neighborhood of immigrant cultures has become known for its eclectic, artsy vibe in recent years. Galleries – both established and new – have helped make West … Continue reading

Social Media Elevated

Nothing elevates your brand’s social media presence quite like video — and the higher the quality the better the results. If you’re a content provider, agency creative, brand manager or anyone looking to ramp up your image, you’ll want to join Chicago Creative Coalition and our panel of social media gurus at Zacuto Studios on … Continue reading