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 and later, Director of Partnerships & Learning before transitioning into her current role as Director of Programs in March 2024. As Director of Programs, Courtney oversees and unites two of Ingenuity’s cornerstone initiatives, the Creative Schools Fund and Partnership & Learning Programs, under a cohesive vision to drive strategic alignment and maximize impact.

The Director of Programs plays a pivotal role in ensuring that these initiatives work in tandem to achieve our overarching goals. By uniting the Creative Schools Fund and Partnership & Learning Programs, the Director leverages synergies between the two to amplify their impact and reach. This strategic alignment enables us to better serve schools and communities, fostering a holistic approach to arts education that integrates innovative programming with collaborative learning opportunities.

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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