As the co-architect of the CPS Arts Education Plan and the Creative Schools Initiative, along with CPS Department of Arts Education, Ingenuity is engineering strategies that will put Chicago's Cultural Plan into action with CPS. However, in order to make a sustainable change it is important that both arts partners and schools are on the same page.
Ingenuity's Partner Starter Institute is designed as a "how to" for arts education organizations and teaching artists new to working with Chicago Public Schools. The Partner Starter Institute will feature veteran community arts partners and CPS leaders who will provide the fundamentals of working with CPS at both the District and school-level through the lens of the CPS Arts Education Plan and the Creative Schools Initiative. This Institute will provide tools and guidance on designing and assessing successful school partnerships.
We strongly encourage all new partners to make use of this resource! This will be a workshop-based, question-friendly session.