Cultural Allyship


The Cultural Allyship is an individual membership program from the Chicago Cultural Alliance.  With you donation, you become a Cultural Ally and gain exclusive access to our regions cultural heritage museums and centers, all while supporting the Alliance’s mission to create a more cultural inclusive and equitable Chicagoland. 

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.

Cultural Allyships begin at just $60 a year or $5 per month and include exclusive discounts and admission to our diverse cultural museums and centers. 

Have questions about the Cultural Allyship program?

Contact Membership and Development Associate

Teresita Avilés at

[email protected]

or 312-846-6814 x100.

To become a Cultural Ally click the donation button below!

Cultural Ally Member perks include:

  • Cultural Ally Newsletter delivered quarterly
  • Cultural Ally Swag, including a member card, button and sticker
  • Priority Ticket Access to Alliance Programs
  • A Fast Pass to skip the lines at World Dumpling Fest (Tasting Tickets sold separately)
  • And discounts to the following member sites:
    • Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art : Free Admission
    • Swedish American Museum: Free Admission
    • National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture: Free Admission & 10% discount at the Museum Gift Shop
    • National Hellenic Museum: Free Admission & 10% off tickets to annual events like Kouzina and The Trial
    • National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial: 15% discount at the Museum Gift Shop
    • Korean Cultural Center of Chicago: 15% off Rentals of the Gallery Space
    • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture: 50% discount on Admission, Event Tickets and Gift Shop
    • Chinese American Museum of Chicago: Free admission and 10% discount at the Museum Shop

Cultural Ally PLUS Member perks include ($250+ Level):

  • 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 an exclusive Cultural Ally Event, going behind the scenes of the Chicago Cultural Alliance!

All membership gifts are considered a donation and 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.