The African American Alliance of Chicago members are Arts organization’s leadership and staff, individual artists and arts advocates, together help sustain and support the growth of the Black arts community in Chicago.
The Alliance’s Membership supports the performing arts, visual, literary, technical and design community with capacity building workshops for organizations, financial literacy for artists, arts programming and auditions, mentorships and awards for Black excellence in the arts.
Individuals and organizational memberships with the Alliance offer:
Capacity Building & Marketing Workshops for Arts Organizations staff
Financial Literacy & Mentoring for individual artists.
Annual Town Hall for Members (Member led topics)
Networking opportunities for Arts Leaders to interact and collaborate.
Annual Black Excellence Awards qualification and submissions
Annual Martin Luther King Celebration
Art organizations that promote or produce Black artistic expression in any arts discipline, including but not limited to performing arts, visual art, literary art, technical and design. Organizations must be in Illinois or provide a forum for Black artistic expression in the Chicago area for a significant portion of the year. Member organizations can submit organizational work and qualify for the Black Excellence Awards and staff representation at the Annual Town Hall.
Individual Artist Membership
Individuals working as an artist in Illinois. Individual artists can submit work and qualify for the Black Excellence Award and representation at the Annual Town Hall.
Individuals that advocate and support Black artistic expression in Illinois. Advocates receive invitations and admission discounts on all programs and special events.
Students and/or senior citizens that advocate and support Black artistic expression Illinois. Students provide a copy of college or high school ID for discount.