We are the leadership and staff of arts organizations, individual artists and arts patrons who have joined together to support the growth of the Black arts community in Chicago.
When you join us, you'll network with colleagues and peers at membership meetings, special events, and exciting arts activities while becoming more involved in the cultural movement taking place in Chicago. You'll be among the first to know about Black arts programming in Chicago.
Membership in the African American Arts Alliance is the perfect way to demonstrate your support for African American art in all its forms.
Membership with the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago offers a variety of benefits including, town hall meetings, forums and networking opportunities that are held throughout the year. Members are encouraged to suggest topics and influence Alliance events.
African American Arts Alliance events include Black
Arts Month, The Jazz Brunch, The Black Excellence Awards and the Martin Luther King day celebration and numerous resource sharing and networking events.
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organizations promote or produce Black artistic expression in any arts discipline, including but not limited to performance, visual art, literary art and design. To qualify for membership, organizations must be located in Illinois or provide a forum for Black artistic expression in the Chicago area for a significant portion of the year. Member organizations are also required to serve on at least one Alliance committee and afford company representation at the quarterly general membership meetings.
To qualify, persons must currently practice activity as an artist or be a student of the arts in the Chicago area.
To qualify, persons must be an advocate for, and supporter of, Black artistic expression in the Chicago area. Patrons are afforded the same benefits and privileges of an Individual Artist membership excepting the right to vote.
To qualify, persons must be students and/or senior citizens, and must be an advocate for, and supporter of, Black artistic expression in the Chicago area.
Mail completed application and appropriate fee to:
African American Arts Alliance of Chicago
4450 N Clark Street Chicago, IL 60640