What are the APSP and how can they be used?

The Arts Partner Standards of Practice is a diagnostic tool for organizations and teaching artists that articulates a vision for quality teaching and learning in the arts. The APSP contain focus areas, elements and characteristics of practice which teaching artists and organizations can use as a guide for self-evaluation. Although not mandated, various arts education stakeholders use APSP to help determine partner readiness, capacity, and program quality.


How were the APSP Created?

Over the course of two-years, Ingenuity engaged more than 400 arts education stakeholders under the Quality Initiative. In 2019, Ingenuity published the Arts Partner Standards of Practice to support the instructional quality and growth of the 1,100+ arts organizations and Teaching Artists who work with Chicago Public Schools.

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