We all want our children to get the best education possible. But today learning to read, write and work with numbers is no longer enough.
Today, children must also become innovative thinkers and creative problem solvers who are able to express themselves and understand others. Research has revealed what we instinctively know—that when reading, writing, and math are coupled with the arts, schools are more likely to produce children who have the skills needed to achieve success in both work and life.
Ingenuity Incorporated works to ensure all Chicago Public Schools students, from the day they start until the day they graduate, will receive quality arts education at every grade level.
Ingenuity is a leading source of information and research on arts education, and a tireless advocate for the arts in education. Foremost, Ingenuity Incorporated supports the Chicago Public Schools and their teachers, arts institutions and cultural organizations, teaching artists, and others who recognize the educational value of bringing the arts to each child, in every school, every day.
Mayor Announces $1MM Investment in Arts Education
On May 15, 2013 Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a $1 million investment by the City of Chicago to support the implementation of CPS’ Arts Education Plan.
Please click here to read the Mayor’s announcement of the funding and his dedication to the comprehensive Arts Education Plan for Chicago’s public school students.
CPS Arts Education Plan Abstract Available
The CPS Department of Arts Education has released the CPS Arts Education Plan Abstract, calling for the arts to be established as a core subject; dedicated weekly instructional time in the classroom; a significant increase in professional development and training for teachers, principals, and arts partners; increased community partnerships for schools; and increased funding assistance. Click here to learn more.