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Join us as we celebrate the diverse communities throughout our city, improve cultural understanding and advocate for the underrepresented. Our members not only share resources and ideas, but they support one another and their respective communities through cross-cultural programming. These programs provide resources to minority communities and connect our Core and Partner Members with experts who share our wish for a more equitable and inclusive Chicago. 


WE LOOK TO YOU TO HELP LEAD THE CHANGE. we are the alliance.

Core Members

Core Members are centers of cultural heritage in and around Chicago. They are first-voice, community driven organizations that preserve a specific cultural perspective, experience and living history either through programs, exhibits or collections work.


Partner Members are diverse educational, civic and cultural organizations who support the Alliance mission of creating a greater cultural inclusion in Chicago and have vested interest in collaborating with Chicago’s diverse centers of heritage. Partners are usually not representing one specific ethnicity but a broad range of groups and will invest resources to help cultural vibrancy flourish in the Chicago region.

Become a Member

The Chicago Cultural Alliance welcomes new Core Members and Partners into the community. Discover the benefits and apply for membership.

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We will keep you up to date on the Alliance’s programming and the diverse activities happening at our Core Member sites throughout the Chicagoland area