Are you looking for more exposure to large audiences? Expand your network? Mentor and share success? 


We understand that operating alone is challenging. So we create opportunities for inclusive and diverse engagement where we not only share ideas, but also provide support for development and capacity through our programs. These programs not only provide you resources and connect you with other members, but also with partners and experts who offer insights to improve your work.


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

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.

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To become a member of the Chicago Cultural Alliance, please download the appropriate application below then submit your completed application to [email protected]. The Membership committee will review your application and notify you of acceptance within three months.

Have questions? Call us at (312)846-6814 ext. 100.