In support of the continued collaborative work between teachers and arts education partners, the CPS Department of Arts Education and Ingenuity are excited to present the 2020 Arts Education Conference: Amplifying Essential Voices. We are thrilled to once again provide an opportunity for Chicago’s arts education sector to grow in new understanding, gain and share skills, and develop the vital relationships that allow our individual and shared work to flourish and thrive.

Propose a Conference Session!

The conference is a wonderful opportunity to inform and inspire your colleagues and community. We are currently seeking proposals from teachers, administrators, CPS central office staff, teaching artists, arts partners, and other arts professionals that prioritize culture, equity and inclusion and align to one or more of the following threads of learning:

  • Teaching and Learning in the Arts: Advancing quality arts teaching and learning across the city of Chicago
  • Partnership Practices: Building and sustaining long-term relationships between CPS schools and community arts partners
  • Arts Advocacy and Leadership: Advocating for arts-rich policies, programming, and practices at local and national levels

NOTE: 120-minute sessions are reserved for sessions that fully address an element or elements of Culture, Equity, and Inclusion.

The deadline for proposal submissions is February 3, 2020. Applicants will be notified of acceptance on or around February 28, 2020.

Conference Registration

Registration for the Conference will open at on January 17, 2020.