We support, promote, and connect Chicago’s cultural heritage centers and museums for a more inclusive and equitable Chicago.

activating heritage

virtual conference 2021

Activating Heritage is an annual professional development conference for the members of the Chicago Cultural Alliance and other cultural heritage professionals. 

April 6th through 10th, 2021

Presented Virtually via Zoom

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Our public programs invite Chicago residents and visitors to explore the city’s neighborhoods through interactive and meaningful cross-cultural experiences. We aim to combat indifference and to create opportunities to increase investments back into local neighborhoods and cultural communities through programs like our Inherit Chicago Festival, World Dumpling Festival and Stories of Im/Migration: Chicago.

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Stay up to date on the latest Alliance programming, recent Culture Around the City blog posts, and the diverse activities happening at our Core Member sites throughout the Chicagoland area.