The CPS 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.

Current Partners

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. 

Prospective Partners

Are you a teaching artist or arts organization interested in beginning to work with CPS students? Learn more about how to become a partner with Chicago Public Schools. 


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.