The Department of Arts Education encourages and supports partnerships and collaborations between schools, community-based organizations, and teaching artists to enhance student learning in the arts.
Resources for Chicagoland arts organizations and teaching artists who have established partnerships in CPS schools, including information on maintaining vendor status, partner professional learning opportunities, and more.
Are you a teaching artist or arts organization interested in beginning to work with CPS students? Learn more about how to become a partner.
The CPS Department of Arts Education partners with Ingenuity, a national leader in arts data collection and mapping, strategy, advocacy, and partnerships related to arts education. Ingenuity offers unparalleled support to current and potential CPS arts partners and teaching artists across the city, including:
- Professional learning opportunities
- Networking opportunities with CPS teachers and administrators
- Arts Partner Standards of Practice to help arts organizations, program managers, and teaching artists diagnose their current practices, establish a vision for increased quality arts education, and create plans for implementation
Ingenuity also maintains artlook Map®, which facilitates connections between schools and community partners and provides all stakeholders—schools, partners, funders, government agencies, and others—with robust data about arts education across the city.