The Arts Essentials program provides $1,000 annually to all CPS schools that have fully completed the annual Creative Schools Survey and have an active Arts Liaison. Schools do not need to apply for Arts Essentials funding. Funds must be used for the purchase of materials, supplies, and equipment for visual art, music, dance, theatre, and media arts programming or instruction during the school day.

SY21-22 Arts Essentials Spending Deadlines and Guidelines

For DISTRICT-MANAGED CPS SCHOOLS:

SY21-22 Arts Essentials information coming soon!

For CHARTER, CONTRACT, AND OPTIONS Schools:

SY21-22 Arts Essentials information coming soon!


SY21-22 Arts Essentials Purchasing Guides

DISTRICT-MANAGED CPS SCHOOLS:

CHARTER, CONTRACT, AND OPTIONS SCHOOLS:

For more details and documents on spending rules, processes, and deadlines, please visit our Arts Essentials page: