Arts Professional Development Resources

The following resources were recommended by Chicago arts organizations supported by the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. Some of these are national and/or broader than arts, so would be applicable in the Lowcountry and in land or collections, as well.

Workshops/ Executive Education / Webinars

African American Arts Alliance of Chicago – workshops, programs, and events that support African American arts organizations and artists and those serving African American cultural communities

Arts & Business Council  – board governance and leadership training programs

Arts Work Fund Connect Listserv – industry-specific chat board with input from many arts leaders

Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University

BDO FMA: Fiscal Strength for Nonprofits – webinars

CharityHowTo – nonprofit webinars covering a range of topics

The Chronicle of Philanthropy – nonprofit webinars covering a range of topics

Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium – professional development, equipment rental, listserv

Chicago Regional Organizing for Antiracism  – consulting services, workshops, strategic planning

Enrich Chicago  – Anti-Racism learning and capacity-building

Forefront – nonprofit workshops

The Fundraising Authority – fundraising webinars

General Assembly – Business / Marketing / Data

Lawyers for the Creative Arts  – Pro bono legal support for artists, including workshops and resources

Northwestern Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management

PorteBrown Accountants & Advisors

For Theatres

Theatre Communications Group

League of Chicago Theatres – programs and resources for Chicago theatres

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