Ingenuity encourages arts partners, community members and parents to advocate for the arts in their schools as a way to encourage full implementation of the CPS Arts Education Plan.
Here are some tools and resources for advocating for the arts at all levels.
Advocating in CHICAGO :
Community Arts Providers are encouraged to use the following presentation package in order to engage their stakeholders in the advancement of the Plan. The presentation focuses participants on the goals and recommendations of the Plan, and poses questions and scenarios by which they may advocate for the Arts in their schools.
And learn about how the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act is being discussed in Chicago's arts community with a copy of our Americans for the Arts webinar slide presentation.
Advocating NATIONALLY :
If you are interested in arts-related advocacy at the federal level, Americans for the Arts has both an Action Center and an Advocacy Tool Kit for Organizations as well as a link to other tool kits. You can also review their Congressional Handbook which has a number of pages on arts education.
Ovation Television's Stand for the Arts site is a good advocacy resource for the creative community.
Advocating in ILLINOIS :
You can help to shape arts education funding and support by visiting Arts Alliance Illinois' advocacy pages. Learn about statewide arts advocacy initiatives, campaigns and resources, and check out the latest arts advocacy news. Review AFTA's presentation to better understand the role organizations can play in supporting ESSA implementation in Illinois.
Stay on top of local and national arts education advocacy information by following Ingenuity’s Arts Ed Advocacy twitter list.