Combatting arts education inequality at the local, state, and federal levels

Ingenuity collaborates with stakeholders across Chicago’s arts education sector to ensure all 350,000 CPS students have access to high-quality arts education. From District officials to smaller-capacity arts organizations to CPS students, Ingenuity works to strengthen our coalition of arts advocates to gain the support and traction needed to advance District- and state-wide arts education policies for CPS students.

  • 50%

    Black and Latino students are 50% less likely to have access to arts education nationally

  • 84%

    of CPS students are Black or Latinx

  • 105,000

    students still do not have access to high-quality arts programs. These students are predominantly low-income students of color.

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