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SEA Mastermind - Facebook Group


Looking to connect with like minded creatives? Look no further! SEA's Mastermind Facebook group allows you to engage with emerging creatives as well as veterans of their craft to ask questions, learn about a variety of arts business topics, and have a platform of support. 

SEA Mastermind Mentor Days - NEW!

Through our SEA Mastermind Facebook Group, we will be holding a variety of mentor days. This is a free opportunity for you to ask questions about a variety of different topics. The mentor will check the site throughout the day and respond to the posted questions. Upcoming Mentor Days include:​​

  • April 12th - Elaine Luther: Questions about how to communicate more effectively to galleries, the press and the world? Not sure how to clarify your message? Visual Artist, Elaine Luther, will be our SEA Mastermind Mentor on April 12th. Just post your questions on our SEA Mastermind Facebook page and Elaine will respond throughout the day.

Stay tuned for more SEA Mastermind Mentor Days - this schedule is updated on an on-going basis


Eyes on Your Mission Chicago (EOYM)

SEA partnered with EOYM at the 2017 SEA Conference through an apprenticeship program and workshop to create a 5 part video series featuring young creative entrepreneurs that have been associated with the SEA Conference. 

Video Series Trailer

EOYM’S Video & the Entrepreneurial Artist! 5-part series - coming soon!

Webinar Series

Don't miss this new collaborative series of Webinars focused on topics to help you succeed with your entreprneuerial pursuits. The series is brought to you by SEA, Future Founders, and the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO). 


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ConVerge North Central College

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at North Central College. Business. Accelerated. It takes not one but many resources to succeed. ConVerge brings many resources together to help a business succeed. Some of the events include:



From workshops on social media to Women's Roundtable discussions, click the above link to find out what is happening this month.

Cardinal Launch

Cardinal Launch matches real business projects with academics so North Central College students can engage in solving  problems and learn by applying solutions to your business.

ConVerge Newsletter

Link coming soon

ConVerge Weekly Podcast

Podcast topics range from tips to interviews with entrepreneurs

Chicago Artists Coalition Partner Events

Chicago, IL

Chicago Artists Coalition has a variety of programs throughout the year to help artists including the BOLT Residancy program and HATCH projects. For more information click the button on the left.

COD Bootcamp Course

Attend SEA as part of this course!

Glen Ellyn, IL

For several years, College of DuPage has been offering a four week course geared towards individuals who are interested in starting their own business. The class meets each weekend and attending the SEA Annual Conference is part of the course. The conference fee is built into the course fee. More details about the winter session will be posted when available.





Chicago Artists Coalition





Collegiate Entrepreneur's Organization








United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE)







Springboard for the Arts








Future Founders Foundation

Check out these organizations for on-going programming opportunities: