Our teachers are the beating heart of quality arts education in CPS schools. We support arts teachers (and other teachers practicing arts integration) by designing and developing instructional core resources and arts professional learning, and by providing information about arts funding (over and above school arts budgets), arts programming and partnership opportunities, and other vital resources.

Arts Instructional Resources

Access quality curriculum, instruction, and assessment resources for teaching and learning in the arts, including a toolkit for alignment of classroom practices to the Illinois Arts Learning Standards.

Arts Professional Learning for Teachers

Refine and improve your arts teaching practices through a diverse range of engaging, relevant professional learning opportunities offered throughout the school year.

Arts Funding Resources

Find funding and materials to supplement your school’s allotted budget for the arts, including grants for arts programming, supplies, and equipment, and local sources for free and cheap art supplies.

Districtwide Student Programs

Learn about the visual and performing arts programs that the Department runs throughout the year for all interested students in grades K–12.