Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance is dedicated to preserving Puerto Rican culture by maintaining our traditions, promoting our arts, providing educational opportunities in arts programming, and cultivating pride in our heritage for future generations.
PRAA was founded in 1998 to increase awareness, knowledge and access to the arts by the Puerto Rican community and to provide a venue for emerging artists and musicians to showcase their talents. Initial programs served the near northwest side, an area whose population is 75% Latino, 15% African American and 10% White and other races. Today, PRAA programs serve metropolitan Chicago and the Midwest and draws audience members from as far away as New York and California.