Description & History

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) links the strengths of the cultural and business sectors to promote community growth and vitality through the arts. By enlisting business volunteers to provide essential assessment, training, consulting and board service, A&BC enhances management capacity of arts organizations while promoting a highly engaged form of business participation in the arts.

Each year, A&BC brings more than 300 arts organizations together with dedicated business professionals, ensuring the long-term vitality of metropolitan Chicago and preserving its reputation as a great place to work and live. A&BC was founded in 1985 and is a division of Americans for the Arts, the largest support organization for the arts in the U.S.


  • Community
  • Diversity
  • Volunteerism
  • Organizational Excellence
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit

About the organization

Arts & Business Council of Chicago

Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Executive Director
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