Pioneering authentic and thought-provoking programs that connect, support and promote a more diverse and inclusive Chicago.

Join the Chicago Cultural Alliance for MOSAIC, an evening celebrating the cultural legacy of Chicago! The evening’s program features multicultural performances, a special awards presentation for the 2019 Cultural Champion, Outstanding Community Leaders, and Cultural Investment Award, all in support of the Alliance’s intercultural programs and equity work.

Alliance Programs

Our public programs invite Chicago residents and visitors to explore the city’s neighborhoods through interactive and meaningful cross-cultural experiences such as our Inherit Chicago Festival, World Dumpling Festival, and Moving Dialogues series.

Activating Heritage

The Activating Heritage Conference is an annual one-day professional development conference for Chicago Cultural Alliance members and partners and other cultural heritage-based professionals.

Conservation & Collections

The Conservation & Collections program works with our membership to ensure that cultural heritage collections, which tell the story of Chicago’s communities, remain properly conserved and accessible to the public.

Explore Events & Exhibitions

Vibrant, engaging, and meaningful experiences that champion cultural heritage and encourage intercultural collaboration.

Sun 17

German History: Kaiserreich to Versailles

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - February 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Sun 17

“Art is life, Art is Us” Mentorship Program Application Open Now

December 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - March 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am
Sun 17

Urban Sovereignty at the Center: A Retrospective of the American Indian Center (Part One)

December 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - February 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Sun 17

Swedish Language Classes

January 14 - April 17
Sun 17

Forgotten Forms

February 2 - April 7
Mon 18

Our Stories- Native Elder & Youth Connections

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 21

Latin Music Project Concert Series 2019

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - March 28 @ 10:00 pm
Fri 22

JASC Family Movie Night!

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 22

Kulturküche – Sausage Making

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Creating new and unique connections that amplify voices and ideas across Chicago’s cultural heritage institutions.


Our programming explores and validates new models for cross-cultural engagement that combats indifference and creates opportunities to increase investments back into neighborhoods and communities.

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