The Creative Business Incubator: Empowering Entrepreneurship on the UChicago Arts Block

The University of Chicago

Funding Received: 2014
Chicago, IL
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

Chicago, IL (population 2.7 million) is home to the University of Chicago and its Place Lab, led by Theaster Gates. This project proposes building on previous ArtPlace investment by creating a creative business incubator to support and launch artist-led businesses in Chicago's Washington Park community. The proposed facility will provide office space, business skill training, and access to financing and professional networks, as well as collaborative community workspace.