Our vision is a city where all communities have a voice, and cross-cultural dialogue and collaboration are an integral part of Chicago’s civic fabric.

The work of the Chicago Cultural Alliance is to benefit cultural heritage centers and all who value the memory, legacy, and the significant contributions of our city’s diverse communities. We are the only organization of our kind representing area cultural heritage museums, centers, and historical societies that articulate the complex issues of our time.

Through programs and services that connect members in collaboration, support them in development and sustainability and promote their work and mission to a region-wide audience, the Alliance strengthens cultural heritage and first-voice perspectives in the Chicago area.

Core Member program

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.

Recurring Programs

Activating Heritage

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

World Dumpling Fest

World Dumpling Fest celebrates diverse cultures throughout Chicago and the world with cultural performance, art, and of course, dumplings!

Inherit Chicago

Inherit Chicago is a month-long, intercultural, citywide festival that explores the cultural centers and heritage museums that make Chicago vibrant.

The Flowers of Monet Exhibit

300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago

In partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, the Garfield Park Conservatory & Gardens presents The Flowers of Monet. Inspired by Claude Monet’s paintings, horticulturists will bring his canvases to life with […]



DANK Haus German American Cultural Center 4740 N. Western Ave., Chicago

Class Description: This Elementary School class prepares our students to become balanced bilinguals who are able to confidently express themselves in spoken German and in German reading and writing.  Class Structure: Students […]


Minhwa Exhibition: Korean Folk Art

Korean Cultural Center of Chicago 9930 Capitol Dr, Wheeling

Gallery Special Exhibition on Korean Folk Art! Please contact the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago at [email protected] or (847) 947-4460 for more information.

Knitting Group ONLINE

Virtual Chicago

Join the Swedish American Museum knitting group! All knitting levels are welcome. Share some of your favorite patterns and learn from each other. There will also be a chance to […]


Latin Music Project Fall 2020 Enrollment

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance 3000 N Elbridge Ave, Chicago

Online classes for beginner and intermediate students: Guitar Puerto Rican Cuatro Violin Little Genius (ages 4-7) For more information visit our website at or contact [email protected]

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