What we're about
The Chicago Women's Creative Collective (CWCC) was founded in 2012 by Andrea Klunder as a small group of multidisciplinary women and women-identified artists who wanted to test drive our work with women from diverse perspectives (i.e. not just other writers reading what we write or artists critiquing each other’s paintings...)
I believe the magic formula for a satisfying creative life & work style is: Self-Awareness + Self-Expression + Intentional Community.
So together, we create a forum for creative expression as an extension of who we are, making art within the context of community, and having a social network for fun WHILE amplifying and elevating our work!
Co-Working sessions around Chicago to get out of your home studio and stay focused;
Idea Brunches to explore the topics that matter most to us; and
Artist Salons to showcase our works-in-process and inspire the confidence and clarity to just keep creating.
Plus socials, member events, online chats and more.
The art and the process of making art can be more effective and enjoyable when there is a collaborative component -- if even only through having others witness your process as it unfolds -- rather than creating alone in a vacuum of isolation, where self-doubt, uncertainty and overwhelm can sometimes threaten to shut you down. We also believe that by sharing your process, not just the end product, you can inspire others to make their own work, risk vulnerability and take creative action.
Membership is open to all women who want to express their voice & share their talents and support others in doing the same. There is a small monthly membership fee of $6 for access to events, co-working sessions and more. You get at 90-day free trial with all access to sample a variety of events and meet our members!
Can't wait to create with you!
Media Producer, Mentor and Purveyor of Urban Mindfulness
We also have...
The Creative Impostor Facebook Group (http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/fb) for expanding your global community beyond Chicago and connecting on social.
And I produce a podcast to support you in taking bold creative risks called The Creative Impostor! (http://bit.ly/akimpostor) Available also on Apple Podcasts (http://bit.ly/cipodcast), Google Play Music, (http://bit.ly/cigplay)Stitcher Radio (http://bit.ly/cistitcher) and your favorite podcast app.