Courtney Cintrón is an advocate of mission driven organizations in the arts. She has had the pleasure of managing an array of arts programs and projects, from youth arts education initiatives and art exhibitions, to poetry, theater and music programs. Her dedication to tackling complex social issues and promoting deep learning and critical thinking through the arts has illuminated her path.

Courtney joined Ingenuity in 2019 as Partner Engagement Specialist before transitioning into her current role. As Director of the Partnerships and Learning team at Ingenuity, Courtney works with both CPS and Chicago’s arts and cultural community to cultivate learning opportunities and resources for the arts education ecosystem. With a focus on building and sustaining partner relationships, Courtney aims to understand partner needs and the unique environments and perspectives they bring to the work, and she works to build programs that are informed by and support the diverse lived experiences of Ingenuity’s partner communities.

Prior to joining the team at Ingenuity, Courtney was a HATCH Curatorial Resident with Chicago Artists Coalition. In her most recent role, she was the Program Director for ProjectArt Chicago, where she oversaw visual arts programs and projects for youth in partnership with Chicago Public Library.

Courtney holds an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Arts Administration and Policy, an MM in Classical Voice/Opera Performance from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, and a BM in Classical Voice/Opera Performance from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music.


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