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

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.

Thu 17

German History: Kaiserreich to Versailles

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

Swedish Language Classes

January 14 - April 17
Fri 18

Stammtisch Game Night!

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 19

Mixed Media Workshop

January 19 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 19
Sat 19

Fiestas de la Calle 2019

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 19

Fiestas de la Calle 2019

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 19
Sat 19

Connla in Concert

January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun 20

Colors of the North – Gallery Walk

January 20 @ 12:00 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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