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By Amanda Saucedo, Ensemble Español
Attending Arts Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. almost felt like a dream. Even as I was telling people I was going, it didn’t fully register with me. Most of the people I told knew very little—if anything—about the Americans for the Arts’ annual event. When I told my nine year … Read More >
Illinois State Board of Education Meeting | March 15 | Springfield, Illinois
Ingenuity Public Comment on the Arts in ESSA
Thank you, Dr. Smith, members of the board of education. My name is AmySue Mertens. I am the Director of Public Affairs for Ingenuity in Chicago where we work to advance the arts in Chicago’s public schools. … Read More >
CHICAGO, IL | Ingenuity recently announced that $1.5M in competitive grants, and almost $2.5M total was distributed directly to Chicago’s public schools by the Creative Schools Fund. Ingenuity’s Fund has invested over $7.6M in CPS arts education programming, facilities, materials and supplies in just the past 4 years.
The 2016-17 Creative Schools Fund is supporting … Read More >