Over the past several months, the ArtsEd Response Collective (ARC) convened a diverse group of stakeholders across the arts education sector to understand the challenges and priority areas that emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and were compounded by systematic racism and ongoing violence against Black communities.
We are pleased to share the results of that work, the ARC Final Report, and pair it with the CPS Department of Arts Education’s Arts Education Remote Guidance. Authored in parallel, these two documents provide direction and tangible recommendations for how to recommit to–and re-contextualize–our vision of arts education access and equity in this new landscape.
Click here to download the ARC Final Report.
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.
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 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