CHICAGO – Ingenuity, a data-driven nonprofit advancing arts education in Chicago Public Schools, reintroduces itself today as a hub for arts education data and resources with the launch of its new website. The updated design and increased offerings reflect the organization’s growing reputation as a national leader in the arts education movement.
“As Chicago’s arts ecosystem has evolved, so have its complexities,” said Paul Sznewajs, Executive Director, Ingenuity. “After several years of driving unprecedented growth, we wanted our website to reflect the progress we’ve made as a city and as the organization we’ve become. This new website reinforces our growth and sets the trajectory for our future.”
Since 2011, Ingenuity has continually refined its core services, expanded to new geographies, and consistently moved the needle on CPS arts education access. In just the past year, the organization brought its edtech platform, artlook, to six new cities, supported the development of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s arts and cultural plan, and published two major research reports: State of the Arts in CPS and Arts Education & SEL.
Ingenuity’s new online identity honors nearly a decade of momentum and a continued commitment to Chicago’s arts education community, delivering a comprehensive resource library with arts data and insights, free trainings and workshops, and community organizing tools to support accessible arts learning in CPS. Ingenuity shared the platform with community members today.
“Ingenuity’s new online presence reinforces and advances our mission — to ensure that every student, in every grade, in every CPS school has access to the arts” added Sznewajs. “From providing arts educators with accessible resources to helping parents identify programs for their kids, Ingenuity’s new website will serve as a hub for Chicago’s arts community.”
To learn more about Ingenuity and explore new site features, visit ingenuity-inc.org
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