Ingenuity is a national leader in arts data collection and mapping, a leading strategy partner to city and CPS leadership, and a staunch advocate for the arts in CPS. As Chicago's chief thought partner on arts education, Ingenuity takes a consultative approach to integrating arts education into our schools, and focuses on four primary strategies:
Ingenuity collects and disseminates data on arts access in schools, which helps target resources to undeserved communities.
Ingenuity trains and supports CPS teachers and staff who coordinate and advocate for the arts in their schools, and provides professional development to hundreds of arts partners.
Ingenuity advocates for strong policies that ensure the arts are available to all students.
Ingenuity is home to the Creative Schools Fund which provides grants to schools to support arts resources and expand arts programming.