Welcome to the NICE Network of the SECC - ACCL

A Virtual Neighborhood Incubator for Creative Entrepreneurs.

🌟About Us

The Arts & Culture Capital Lab (ACCL) is a Neighborhood Capital Initiative by the South East Chicago Commission (SECC).  

ACCL's mission is to invest in local artists and creative entrepreneurs as community wealth builders by supporting business capacity building and increasing pathways to economic self-sufficiency. 

🤔Why You Should Join Us

The NICE (Neighborhood Incubator for Creative Entrepreneurship) Network is an online community for local artists looking to "level-up" by making the transition from autonomous professional to enterprise level innovator. 

The network offers access to timely funding opportunities, educational events and resource exchange with other creatives building sustainable ventures with long-term impact. 

👐 Supporter Thanks

The NICE Network is a tech-enabled resource designed by and managed with 💛 by the Arts & Culture Capital Lab (ACCL), a program hub anchored by the South East Chicago Commission (SECC).