Ingenuity's Impact

Using a strategic combination of data, partnerships & learning, advocacy and grantmaking, Ingenuity and its community of thought partners have initiated a sea change in arts access in Chicago Public Schools, achieving more progress in the past five years than the previous forty years combined.


more CPS students have consistent access to arts education.


increase in schools rated Strong or Excelling in the arts.


increase in schools with adequate arts staffing.


increase in the number of CPS high schools offering three or more arts disciplines.


growth in the number of active arts partners working in CPS schools.


more in annual arts spending by Chicago Public Schools - a 33% increase.