Monday, March 29, 2010

2010 Creative Chicago Expo Workshops - April 10 - FREE

Saturday, April 10

10 AM - 4 PM

Chicago Cultural Center

78 E. Washington, Chicago IL

Admission free.
There's a lot to do -- bring a friend!

Artists and art organizations in all disciplines -- music, dance, theater, media, fashion, literary -- are invited to Chicago's 7th annual gathering of resources, services and expertise specifically for people in the arts, the Creative Chicago Expo. The Expo brings the best of Chicago's cultural community together under one roof.

Discover over 120 vendors and services, 25 workshops and panel discussions on topics specifically for individuals, arts organizations and small art businesses. Back by popular demand -- Consult-a-thon.

Five free workshops every hour cover all aspects of a creative career. Miss a workshop? All workshops will be audio recorded on CAR. Complete workshop schedule below, click here for a complete list of workshop descriptions.

Authentic Arts Marketing
Adam Thurman, Mission Paradox

Fiscal Sponsorship
Rory Golden, New York Foundation for the Arts

Forming a Non-Profit
William Rattner, Lawyers for the Creative Arts

How to Write a Business Plan
Office of the City Treasurer and Duman Microenterprise Center

Tools for Tough Times
Shilpi Shah, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Cultivating Shamelessness
Philip Huang, SF-based Artist + Provocateur

Forming a Business
Daliah Saper, Saper Law

Licensing Basics
Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Public Art Crash Course
Lynn Basa and Joel Straus

Sell Yourself Without Bragging
Rob Sullivan,, Career Elevator

Art in Vacant Storefronts
Amy Meadows, Windows Matter
Michael Perry, Art Pop Up Loop/Chicago Loop Alliance
Alpha Bruton, Phantom Galleries
Eleanor Mayer, Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce

Contemporary Approaches to Promoting Art
The Chicago Urban Art Society

Funding from the Crowd
Charles Adler,

Time Management for Artists
Bruce Winston, Communication Society LLC and International Academy of Design & Technology

Your Financial Survival Kit
Emily Watta and Diane Debicella, Fractured Atlas

Affordable Home Buying Opportunities
Irma Morales, Chicago Department of Community Development

Foreclosure Prevention
Richard F. Kohn, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

Grant Application Tips from the Inside
Paul Botts, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

Imagination Training
Bite-Size Arts Ensemble, The Institute For Arts Entrepreneurship

Social Media, The News and You
Diana Pando, Community Media Workshop

The New Normal: Delight Your Donors
Robert Alpaugh, Campbell and Company

DIY Web Basics
Jenny Kendler, Other People's Pixels
Sara Schnadt, Chicago Artists Resource

Protect Your Future: Health Care and Emergency Preparedness
Laura Arnesen Craft Emergency Relief Fund
Renata Marinaro, The Actors Fund
Dr. David Hinkamp, UIC Health and the Arts Program

Self-Promotion for Performers
Peter McDowell, Peter McDowell Consulting

Your Credit Score: Rebuilding Your Financial Health
Marve Stockert, Mortgage Education Foundation

Want a fresh set of eyes on your grant proposal, or suggestions on your marketing strategy?

Make an appointment online for a one-on-one consulting session with an expert for only $15.

Find an expert on something you need -- career coaching, legal or accounting issues, portfolio or grant review, artist statements + resumes, casting agents, even organizational development and business issues for non-profits. PIck from over 40 consultants who will be at the Expo, and schedule your appointment online. Each mini-consulting session runs 45 minutes. Act soon -- spaces are limited!

CONSULT-A-THON Guidelines and Appointments on CAR

Meet with local and national service and space providers, connect with top Chicago art and community organizations, pick up your copy of the 2010 Creative Chicago Directory.

ACCION Chicago |
Adler & Franczyk |
After School Matters |
Aloft Circus Arts |
Archeworks |
AREA Chicago |
Arte y Vida Chicago |
ArtForms22/Murphy Hill Gallery |
Artisans 21 Gallery |
Arts Alliance Illinois |
Arts & Business Council |
Author! Author! |

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation |
Brinshore Development |
Big Buzz Idea Group |

Camins Tomasz Kritt |
Chicago Access Network Corporation (CAN TV) |
Chicago Art Magazine |
Chicago Art Criticism |
Chicago Art Collector |
Chicago Artists Coalition |
Chicago Arts District/Podmajersky |,
Chicago Business Solutions LLC |
Chicago Cabaret Professionals |
Chicago City Treasurer |
Chicago Community Loan Fund |
Chicago Creative Coalition |
Chicago Cultural Alliance |
Chicago Dancemakers Forum |
Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection |
Chicago Department of Community Development |
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs |
Chicago Film Office |
Chicago Filmmakers |
Chicago Multicultural Dance Center |
Chicago Park District |
Chicago Public Library Visual & Performing Arts |
Chicago Reader |
Chicago Rents Right |
Chicago Urban Art Society |
Chicago Women in Publishing |
Chiro One Wellness Centers |
Community Male Empowerment Project |
Community Media Workshop |
Consolidated Printing |
Craft Emergency Relief Fund |

direction tour marketing / direction Printworks |

e-poets network |
Executive Service Corps of Chicago |

Fractured Atlas |

Glenwood Arts District |
Gorilla Tango Theatre |
Gothic Art Chicago |
GYST (Getting Your Sh*t Together) |
Hairpin Lofts and Logan Square Community Arts Center |
Harmony, Hope & Healing |

I AM Logan Square |
I-GO Car Sharing |
Illinois Institute of Art |
Illinois Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services |
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC) |

Jefferson/Gladstone Park Chambers & Six Corners Assoc. |
John Sisson Photography |
Johnsonese Brokerage LLC |

Kartemquin Films |
Keystone Realtors |

Lawyers for the Creative Arts |
League of Chicago Theatres |
Lillstreet Art Center |
Living Room Gallery |
Local Origination -- Cable 25 |

Marshall Creative LLC |
McNaughton & Gunn, Inc. |
Midwest Writers Association |
Mission Paradox |

Newcity |
Niche Realty ArtHouse Chicago |
Nubian Cultural Center NFP, Inc. |
Nuns4Fun Entertainment |

Oakwood Shores |
OtherPeoplesPixels |

Paczolt Insurance & Financial Group |
Parents of Color Magazine |
Peter McDowell Art Consulting |
Pop-Up Art Loop/Chicago Loop Alliance |
Podmajersky / Chicago Arts District |
Preservation Chicago |

Ragdale Foundation |
Riverfront Work Lofts |

Sitar Group |
Sound Culture Center for Global Arts |
Southeast Chicago Chamber of Commerce |
Spudnik Press |
Superior Rehearsals |

Taproot Foundation |
The Actors Fund |
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Continuing Studies |
The Chicago Mosaic School |
The DeForest Group |
The Great Books Foundation |
The Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship |
The Recording Academy |
The Resurrection Project |
Third Coast International Audio Festival |
TourSmart |

University of Chicago - Graham School of Writing and Editing Programs |
Urban Gateways |

Venifica Grandeur |
visuals4u |

Wegner Properties |
Wooded Isle Computer Consultants |
Women In Film Chicago |
Women-Eye Inc. |

Yes for Arts |

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