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.

ASMP Chicago/Midwest Strictly Business 2020

Strictly Business is a one-day photography conference that brings together experts in the field to focus on best business practices and so much more. Working collaboratively with speakers ranging from mindfulness specialists, commercial and editorial photographers, and leaders in Chicago’s photography industry, join us for engaging sessions where speakers share their career expertise while sparking conversations and … 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

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

Holiday Party 2019

Kick off your most joyous holiday season ever by attending C3’s annual Holiday Party! It will be a family-friendly affair, suitable for children of all ages (that includes you, too, Nate!). Please bring a pot luck contribution suitable for dinner or munchies. C3 will take care of libations. Take part in our infamous White Elephant … 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

Program Planning BBQ 2019

C3 Program Planning BBQ Extraordinaire! Come get your creative on at an unforgettable extravaganza with Chicago Creative Coalition, complete with meats, beats, and interactive treats that have to be experienced to be believed, designed by our very own Creative Genius George Berlin. Nosh away and jam on retro video games as we light up the whole … Continue reading

Annual Meeting 2019

Live the art of the South Loop We rush through streets under the spell of the routine, leaving the beauty of our city obscured in shades of grey. It’s when we stop to breathe in our culture that we nourish the artist within. In this city, we live art and it keeps us creating and … Continue reading