Episode 05: Cultural Arts as Therapy & Walking the Talk with Peter Vega

For Executive Director of the Chicago Cultural Alliance Peter Vega, the value of the arts is not in a piece of work that someone has deemed worth a million dollars; it is in using material culture to educate people about the past and shape the future for the better.

In this episode of the Defy Convention Podcast, we speak to Peter about defying convention in the museum sector, his mission to teach, educate, and tell stories differently, how the Chicago Cultural Alliance “walks the walk” when it comes to supporting and connecting the community-driven work of over 40 cultural heritage centers in Chicago, and how the cultural arts are their own kind of therapy—helping us have more challenging and courageous conversations.

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Follow Peter’s convention-defying work:

  • Peter on Twitter: @petervega
  • CCA on Twitter: @chicagocultural
  • CCA on Instagram: @chicagocultural
  • Chicago Cultural Alliance Website


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