Empowering Chicago Public Schools through direct investments in the arts
The Creative Schools Fund unites public, institutional, and individual funding sources to support teacher-designed and led arts partnerships within Chicago’s schools. Our grants range from $1,000 awards for the purchase of essential art supplies to $10,000 awards for art programs across a range of disciplines. These programs often feature collaborations with community arts organizations and teaching artists, bringing the rich cultural resources of Chicago into its classrooms.
During the 2020-21 school year, the Creative Schools Fund provided $1.1 million in competitive grants to 121 CPS schools, expanding the breadth and depth of exposure to the arts for nearly 25,000 CPS students.