Important Safety & Security and Procurement Policies for Arts Partners Working in Chicago Public Schools

If you are an arts partner or teaching artist working in Chicago Public Schools, the detailed flowchart below provides you with a step-by-step guide to ensuring you are following the correct policies and procedures and are ready to do business with CPS.

CPS is committed to ensuring our policies address the best interests of our students and our valued arts partner community. Please do not hesitate to reach us with any questions, concerns, or feedback by emailing

Professional Learning and Other Partner Supports from Ingenuity

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:

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.