Ingenuity represents stakeholders committed to improving arts education for students in Chicago’s public schools. To inform our work, we seek regular input from a variety of stakeholders including arts organizations, funders, and school leadership and personnel, with the goal of creating greater alignment and strategic efficiencies in where and how arts education is being provided within CPS.
Ingenuity has three Collective Impact Panels:
Support the design and implementation of advocacy strategies that will help to advance the CPS Arts Education Plan within schools and communities. Support better the creation and implementation of policies that drive the sustainable investments necessary to guarantee equitable access to arts education for every student in every Chicago public school.
Develop innovative strategies for collecting, managing, and analyzing data about arts education in the Chicago Public Schools to inform and drive expanded arts programs and to facilitate research on the impact of those programs.
Craft tools and resources to support community arts partners working in Chicago Public Schools. Support the design of Ingenuity professional learning series’, including Summits and Institutes, to build the capacity of both organizations and individual teaching artists working in schools. This panel will also work to develop strategies to increase the diversity (geographic representation, racial and cultural backgrounds, discipline, program size and offerings, etc.), participation, and attendance of individual teaching artists and arts organizations working with Ingenuity and in Chicago Public Schools.