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.

SY2021-22 Arts Liaison Professional Learning

All session and registration information for Arts Liaison professional learning events in school year 2021-22 is coming soon!

NOTE: All SY22 Liaison professional learning sessions will take place virtually via Google Meet until further notice.


Archived Arts Liaison Professional Learning Resources

Below, find archived resources from previous Arts Liaison professional learning events. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please email cpsarts@cps.edu.

September 24, 2019: ARTS LIAISON RALLY & INGENUITY FALL MEGA-SUMMIT

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

October 16, 2019: THE EMPOWERED ARTS EDUCATOR: FINDING THE FUNDING

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 learned 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 offered 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.