Member Benefits and Application

We look to you to help lead the change. Become a member today.

become a member of the alliance

We understand that operating alone is challenging. The Alliance was founded with the belief that we are stronger when we work together. We hope you will join us, so that the Alliance can help you grow and thrive and so that you can help us continue our mission to create a more vibrant, inclusive Chicago.

To become a member of the Chicago Cultural Alliance, please submit the application below. The Membership committee will review your application and notify you of acceptance within three months.

Have questions? Please contact us at [email protected] or call us at (312) 846-6814.

Personally, the Chicago Cultural Alliance has opened my mind and changed the way Trickster Cultural Center implements programs and shares our beautiful space with other cultures and conducts partnerships for cultural education.

Joseph Podlasek

Founder and CEO, Trickster Cultural Center


Join an expansive network of professionals, consultants, and experts. Gain access to monthly meetings  with your fellow Members, and share your challenges and opportunities with your peers.

The Alliance will publicize your organization and events on our social networks, website, and email newsletters. Expand the reach of your voice to a much wider audience through our network.

Participate in Alliance programs like our Activating Heritage capacity-building conference, Leadership Council workshops, and Journey Chicago cultural festival. Gain access to our Member discounts, benefits, and resources.

Core Members are centers of cultural heritage, cultural museums, and historical societies. 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’s mission of creating greater cultural inclusion in Chicago and have a vested interest in collaborating with Chicago’s diverse centers of heritage. Partners do not usually represent one specific culture but a broad range of groups, and will invest resources to help cultural vibrancy flourish in the Chicago region.