Arts Liaisons have access to yearly professional learning events to help them hone skills and strategies to improve and expand arts programming in their school community.

SY2020-21 Arts Liaison Professional Learning

Below, find all session and registration information for Arts Liaison professional learning events in school year 2020-21. NOTE: All Liaison professional learning sessions will take place remotely via Google Meet until further notice.

September 24, 2020: Arts Liaison Lowdown SY20-21

School year 2020-21 brings with it a number of changes and challenges we adapt to fully-remote learning. The CPS Department of Arts Education and Ingenuity have made critical adjustments to some of our touchstone initiatives in order to better support schools’ arts programming during these extraordinary times.

At the ARTS LIAISON LOWDOWN on Thursday, September 24th, Arts Liaisons will have the chance to learn and ask questions about key changes to: 

  • The Creative Schools Survey
  • Arts Essentials 
  • Creative Schools Fund Grants
  • Partner work in CPS schools

The DAE and Ingenuity teams hope to see you there!

Session Information

Session Title: Arts Liaison Lowdown SY20-21
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 4:00pm–5:00pm 
Clock hours offered: 1.0

To Register

Teachers from district-managed CPS schools: Register via Learning Hub
Course code: 52699 | Class code: 98354

Teachers from charter, contract, and options schools: Register via Google Form

Can’t make it to the session? A recorded version will also be made available after the live session is complete.

Archived Arts Liaison Professional Learning Resources, 2019-20

Below, find archived resources from Arts Liaison professional learning events in school year 2019-20. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please email


Thank you to all Liaisons who attended this session! You can access all resources from the Rally in our Arts Liaison Toolkit.


For just about every school looking to start, grow, or sustain high-quality arts programming, money is always a practical concern. At this workshop, Arts Liaisons and other arts leaders within CPS will learn where and how to obtain additional funds, supplies, and other resources to help turn their arts dreams into reality. Local funders, Department of Arts Education staff, community leaders, and expert teachers will offer practical strategies for:

  • Writing successful grant applications
  • Generating community and family support via booster clubs, fundraisers, and donations
  • Maximizing your $1,000 Arts Essentials funding
  • Stretching your budget with free and cheap arts supplies, materials, and equipment

Download the slide deck from the Finding the Funding session.

For more arts funding supports, please visit our Arts Funding Information page.