Fill gaps in time and resources spent on arts instruction, increase arts access across all grade levels, and expand the depth and breadth of artistic disciplines available in a school.
Support schools to progress in creating and sustaining high quality arts instruction during the school day.
Forward innovative approaches to arts instruction that can serve as models within the district.
Under the direction of the Creative Schools Fund's Director and Staff, a panel of arts and education experts review applications each year and make recommendations to Ingenuity's Board of Directors. The Creative Schools Fund Review Panel strives to award grants to:
Dani Adams, University of Chicago | Julie Adrianopoli, JEA Consulting & DePaul University | Roshi Ahmadian, Pritzker Traubert Foundation | Sonya Anderson, Anderson Consulting | Frank Baiocchi, Johnson Family Foundation | Brian Barasch, Bernard Zell Day School | Quenna Barrett, Goodman Theatre | Natalie Butler, The People's Music School | Katie Cangemi, BCBSIL | Missy Carpenter, Chicago Cares | Mirlene Dossous, Chicago Public Schools | Marcia Festen, Marcia Festen Associates & Arts Work Fund | Carling Fitzsimmons, Merit School of Music | Maggy Fouche, Giordano Dance Chicago | Karen Gahl-Mills, Freelance Consultant | Sunny Jeanne Givens, School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Richard Graham, JS Morton SD 201 | James Hall, Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative | Adria Husband, Shifting Hearts and Minds | Sireen Irsheid, University of Chicago | Bethany Kaufman | Yolanda Knight, Steans Family Foundation | Sarah Laing, Open Studio Project | Lee Lazar, Chicago Chess Foundation & Rainey Institute | Susan Lee, Northwestern University | Ruth Lopez, Illinois Humanities | Lorita Purnell-James, Chicago Public Schools | Miguel Millett, Kennedy King College | Trevor Nicholas, Senn Arts @ Nicholas Senn HS | Ellen Oberto, University of Illinois @ Chicago | Jose Ochoa, Chicago Public Schools | Lynne Pace Green, Freelance Consultant | Lavon Pettis, Jay B. Ross & Associates | LoRita Purnell-James, Park Manor Elementary | Sharitza Rivera, Northwestern University | Jessica Rodrigue, Marwen | Christina Smith, Northwestern University | Shelby Stone, Freelance Consultant | Angela Tillges, Chicago Park District, Culture, Arts & Nature | Molly Truglia, Christopher Family Foundation | Amy Vecchioni, Thomas J. Waters Elementary | Cynthia Weiss, Freeland Consultant | Jenn Yoo, Chicago Architecture Center
|The Crown Family||Exelon|
|Northern Trust||Illinois Tool Works Foundation|
|The Pelino Family||Pritzker Foundation|
|Susan and Richard Kiphart||Anne and Chris Reyes|
|World Business Chicago||Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events|
|Ned Jannotta||Cari and Michael Sacks|
|Sylvia Neil and Dan Fischel||Jeanne and John Rowe|
|Kirkland & Ellis Foundation||Robert Kohl and Clark Pellett|
|The Knight Family Foundation||Kay and Jim Mabie|
|Robin Steans and Leonard Gail||Wintrust Financial Corporation|
|David Ormesher||Peter and Lucy Ascoli|
|Clare Muñana||Peoples Gas|
|William Blair & Company Foundation||Susan and Nick Noyes|
|The Sidley Austin Foundation||James P. and Brenda S. Grusecki Family Foundation|
|Lincoln Park Preschool & Kindergarten||Elizabeth and Michael Cole|
|R. Scott Falk||Ted Zook|
|Marge and Lew Collens||Michelle Collins|
|Catherine and Brent Gledhill||Laura VanPeenan and Louis Conforti|