Cultural Allyship

What does it mean to be a Cultural Ally?

Introducing Cultural Allyship, a new individual membership program from the Chicago Cultural Alliance. Cultural Allies gain exclusive access to our region’s cultural heritage institutions and the histories and traditions they represent, while supporting the Alliance’s mission to create a more culturally inclusive and equitable Chicago.

As a Cultural Ally, you’re more than just a member – you’re a champion of cultural heritage, an explorer of authentic and engaging experiences, and an investor in intercultural programs and dialogues that build understanding and create bonds between communities.

A range of exclusive Cultural Allyship benefits start at just $60 per year or $5 a month. For additional benefits consider increasing your gift to $250 a year or $20 a month

See chart below for more details.

Have questions about the Cultural Allyship program?

Contact Membership and Development Associate

Teresita Avilés at

[email protected]

or 312-846-6814 x100.

For other ways to donate click here.

Cultural Ally $60-$249 level benefits include:

  • Cultural Ally Newsletter delivered quarterly
  • Cultural Ally T-shirt + button
  • Priority Ticket Access to Alliance Programs
  • Fast Passes to skip the lines at World Dumpling Fest, on Sept 29th, 2019 which celebrates diverse cultures throughout Chicago and the world with cultural performances, art, and of course, dumplings! (Tasting Tickets sold separately)

Cultural Ally $250 + level benefits include:

  • Everything listed above PLUS:
  • An additional (1) GUEST Fast Pass to skip the lines at World Dumpling Fest, on Sept 29th, 2019 which celebrates diverse cultures throughout Chicago and the world with cultural performances, art, and of course, dumplings! (Tasting Tickets sold separately)
  • Invitation to four (4) Cultural Ally Nights a year at different Alliance locations. Join us for an intimate journey of Chicago’s cultural heritage institutions including:
    • Cultural Ally Night 1: Celebrate the opening of Forgotten Forms, a collaborative exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center on February 2, 2019 with trolley service to the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture.
    • Cultural Ally Night 2: Join us for a day of fun & games at International Game Night on April 6th, 2019 at DANK Haus German American Cultural Center.
  • And much more!

All membership gifts are fully tax deductible.

Join us in building a movement.

Seek out Chicago’s diverse cultural experiences and become a #CulturalAlly with the Chicago Cultural Alliance.

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Check out our Explore page to get inspiration for how to start your Cultural Ally journey. We have many events throughout the year from over 40 cultural institutions all over Chicago. Being a Cultural Ally is just a click away. 

Find the Chicago Cultural Alliance Member closest to you on the map below, or scroll down to see our entire list of Members.

Core Members:

Partner Members:

For any questions regarding our core members, feel free to contact us at 312-846-6814