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Chicago Cultural Alliance - Inherit Chicago

Inherit Chicago

Overview of Inherit Chicago:

Inherit Chicago is a citywide intercultural festival of art, ideas, and performance that celebrates our past and embraces our collective future. It is the first and only intercultural festival that highlights the rich diversity across our city's neighborhoods and promotes cultural and community understanding among young and old. Inherit Chicago is a festival for neighborhoods, by 30 neighborhood heritage museums and cultural centers, all members of the Chicago Cultural Alliance.

This inaugural, month-long festival will debut October 1-29, 2017 with an opening celebration, World Dumpling Fest, that will then bridge to Chicago's neighborhoods for 22 intercultural programs and events at the city's cultural centers and heritage museums. Inherit Chicago events will connect heritage to today, bond communities through collaboration, and engage audiences to personally experience the cultural vibrancy of Chicago's neighborhoods.

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Inspiring Profiles: Chinese-American Museum Of Chicago

Inspiring Profiles: Chinese-American Museum Of Chicago

Dr. Kim Tee talks about the importance of preserving the Chinese culture at the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago.

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2017 Brochure Available Now

Download our 2017 General Brochure containing a list of upcoming and current exhibits as well as listing of events planned for the year.

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Job Posting: Executive Director

The Chinatown Museum Foundation (CMF) was founded in 2002 to create a museum that reflects the history, experiences, and cultures of the individuals, families, and organizations that shaped Midwestern Chinese-American society. The resulting Chinese-American Museum of Chicago – Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center (CAMOC) opened its doors in 2005, but soon after suffered a devastating fire. Community members rallied around the museum, and within 2 years, the museum reopened its doors. The museum serves 8,000 visitors annually through a series of public programs, exhibitions, community events, and collaborative programs and has an annual budget of $400K. The museum is part of the cultural fabric of Chicago’s Chinatown, participates in many Asian American coalitions and events, and is an active member of the Chicago Cultural Alliance.

CAMOC is poised for its next stage of development and seeks an Executive Director who will further professionalize the operations, fundraising, and programming of the organization. With a small staff and a dedicated board, the Executive Director manages the operations, fundraising, and programs for the museum. Within his or her first 12 months, the Executive Director will collaborate with the board to develop plans for fiscal sustainability, programs and exhibits, community engagement & representation, and communications. The board is seeking a motivated and entrepreneurial individual that will raise the profile of the museum within Chicago and across the Chinese-American communities in the Midwest, increase revenue and membership, and build on the substantial public interest in Chinese and Chinese-American cultures.

Interested and qualified parties should send a résumé and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . No phone calls please.

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