CHICAGO – Ingenuity today released powerful new updates to its arts education data-mapping platform, artlook Map®. The first major update since 2018, the latest version of artlook® features more detailed school data, expanded search functions, and a more intuitive user experience to support Chicago’s arts education sector.
Since 2013, artlook® has equipped arts educators in Chicago with information on school needs in the arts, facilitated collaboration and connection-building between schools and arts partners, and, ultimately, helped the sector drive arts resources to underserved students. The latest round of artlook® updates will further assist Chicago-based arts teachers, teaching artists, and arts partner organizations in identifying needs and addressing gaps in arts education across Chicago Public Schools.
“We took time to listen to Chicago’s arts educators on how we could enhance artlook®,” said Ingenuity Executive Director Paul Sznewajs. “Today, we’re excited to deliver on those recommendations from our community.”
Key new features include:
- Expanded school data: In addition to traditional artlook® offerings, the map now offers information regarding school arts interests, arts courses, and demographics to elevate strategic partnership-development.
- Enhanced search experience: Redesigned filters are more user-friendly, and four new filters allow for tailored searches based on school needs and interests to better support partnership prospecting.
- Broadened artlook®: Refreshed design enables users to simultaneously use the Map View and List View for a wider perspective on Chicago’s arts education landscape.
These updates will allow Chicago-based arts educators to more easily and strategically identify partnerships and, ultimately, increase needs-based and interests-based arts education programming for 350,000 students in Chicago Public Schools.
“We’re always working to improve artlook® based on the needs of our community,” Sznewajs said. “Whether it’s simplifying navigation, expanding the information available, or improving search functions — our goal is to continually adapt to the ever-evolving arts education landscape here in Chicago.”
Ingenuity is a backbone arts education 501(c)(3) with core programs in data, advocacy, grant-making, and professional learning. The organization’s collective-impact approach to arts advocacy drives partnerships, insights, and investments in the arts for 350,000 students in Chicago Public Schools. A nationally-recognized arts advocacy leader, Ingenuity has advanced the most progress in CPS arts education in 40 years. Learn more at ingenuity-inc.org.