programs and initiatives

The Cultural Alliance is committed to enhancing lives, communities, and the economy through arts and cultural programs and initiatives.

arts and the economy

Arts & Economic Prosperity IV shows that arts and culture organizations leverage additional event-related spending by their audiences that pumps revenue in to the local economy.

events calendar

Never miss another performance, exhibit, workshop or community happening; will keep you informed at home and on the go. There's always something going on!

the smart directory

Designed just for teachers, the Smart Directory is an interactive database of educational programs for K-12 students in the Greater Birmingham area. Search for programs by subject, grade level or location.


What a journey the Step Forward Leadership Summit has been. Just as Birmingham helped transform the world 50 years ago, the Summit sparked positive community transformation in 2013 and beyond

about us

As the arts council for Jefferson County, the Cultural Alliance funds, supports, nurtures and promotes arts and cultural organizations and working artists across all disciplines and levels of expertise.