Member Application

Committments 

  • Membership dues every January, along with your annual membership worksheet
  • Designate a liaison staff member(s) from your organization as a primary contact to the Alliance
  • Attend the Annual Meeting in June and Professional Development Conference in the February of each year, in addition to other planning or collaborative meetings.
  • Recognize the Alliance community as a reciprocal relationship by sharing resources including marketing, program content, and operations
  • Consider serving as a Board Member or a Committee Member to become more actively involved in the strategic decision making that activates our mission
  • If approved as a Core Member, provide strategic oversight as part of the Leadership Council, made up of Core Member CEOs

Core Membership Dues

Annual Operating Budget Size

Dues Amount

Less than $75,000

$60

$75,000-299,999

$120

$300,000-599,000

$180

$600,000-999,000

$480

$1,000,000-6,999,999

$720

$7,000,000-14,999,999

$960

Over $15,000,000

$1200

Partner Membership Dues

Annual Operating Budget Size

Dues Amount

Less than $299,999

$180

$300,000-499,999

$300

$500,000-999,000

$600

$1,000,000-6,999,999

$720

$7,000,000-14,999,999

$960

Over $15,000,000

$1200

Member Application

  • Chicago Cultural Alliance connects, promotes, and supports centers of cultural heritage for a more inclusive Chicago. With its beginnings at The Field Museum in collaboration with Chicago’s ethnic museums in 1998, the Alliance began as a formal non-profit organization in 2008. Our culture is deeply rooted in our member voices with the aim to bring together like-minded arts and culture professionals to transform the way we think about cultural inclusion and diversity. While Core Members are centers of immigrant and native heritage, Partner Members represent a wide range of nonprofit fields including museums, universities, and media to name a few. Partner Members are champions of inclusion and committed to long-term cross-cultural learning and collaboration within in their organizations and for the broader public. If you share a commitment to inclusion and diversity, we look forward to receiving your application!
  • General Information

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  • Membership Dues are based on the Organizational Budget
  • Application Questions

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  • I certify that the Organization is located in the Chicago Metropolitan area, has federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or is waiting for approval, that it receives less than 50% funding from country of origin including political or government affiliated entities. I understand that the Organization must be willing to engage and actively participate with the Alliance, including -but not limited to- attendance at meetings and collaboration with other members.
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  • If you have any questions, contact the Membership & Development Associate: Teresita Avilés Bailey at [email protected] or call (312)846-6814 ext.100