Creating a sustainable path forward for arts education
With the COVID-19 crisis impacting Chicago’s arts education sector, Ingenuity is spearheading a collective response to ensure we do not lose any of the hard-fought arts education gains made in CPS over the past nine years.
Ingenuity will be virtually convening sector-wide stakeholders through our new ArtsEd Response Collective (ARC) to ensure we proactively address the changing landscape and lay a sustainable path forward for arts education in the future.
The purpose of ARC is to:
- Understand the emerging challenges for students, educators, schools, teaching artists, arts nonprofits, cultural institutions and funders in the Chicago arts education sector
- Provide technical support through a community of practice
- Create a sector-wide Common Agenda to guide the sector beyond the immediate crisis
- Establish a 12-month Action Plan for the arts education sector aimed at mitigating the impact of the current crisis on CPS students, school communities, teaching artists, and arts organizations.
Who’s in the room?
During the ARC Virtual Community Conversations, we heard from 100+ members of Chicago’s arts education sector, including arts partners, teaching artists, CPS teachers, and community members. Arts leaders and advocates from various Chicago neighborhoods, artistic disciplines, and backgrounds offered their insights and strategies to advance our efforts to support and address our changing arts ed landscape in the wake of COVID-19. Stay tuned for the themes and strategies that emerged from these insightful gatherings.
Participants from across Chicago’s arts and education sectors shared their experiences and feedback over the course of 10 virtual convenings to help inform ArtsEd Response Collective strategies. We’ve catalogued their feedback by theme. View our full summary of ARC feedback and themes here.
Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation
Director of School Programs, The Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Director of Education, Goodman Theatre
Principal, Nicholas Senn High School
Vice-President & Co-Director of Research, Slover Linett Audience Research
Chief of Teaching and Learning, Chicago Public Schools
Director, CPS Department of Arts Education
Eric Delli Bovi
President & CEO, Urban Gateways
President, Dickerson Global Advisors
Independent Teaching Artist
Executive Director, Shift Englewood: Youth Orchestra
Arts Program Officer, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Executive Director, Marwen
Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)
Dean, School of Theatre and Dance, Northern Illinois University
Director of Dance, Northwestern University
Executive Director, Hyde Park Art Center
Fine Arts Department Chair, Band Director, Morgan Park High School
Executive & Artistic Director, The Chicago High School for the Arts
Executive Director, Arts Alliance Illinois
Senior Program Officer, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Executive Director, Second Story
Dance Teacher, Portage Park Elementary School
Arts Education Manager, CPS Department of Arts Education
Director of School and Family Programs, Chicago Symphony Orchestra