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Department of Arts Education

The CPS Department of Arts Education works to ensure that every Chicago Public Schools student receives a high-quality arts education by creating conditions at the classroom, school, district, and state level that allow the arts to grow and flourish.

Department of Arts Education

773-553-2170

cpsarts@cps.edu

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Responsible for:

  • Creating districtwide policies, guidelines, and resources to improve the quality, quantity, and equity of arts education in schools
  • Developing and evaluating curricular materials and tools that drive achievement for all students in the visual and performing arts
  • Offering robust arts professional learning opportunities for all CPS teachers to support high-quality, standards-based arts teaching and learning across the district
  • Offering free, high-quality performing and visual arts programs for all CPS students, including All-City Performing Arts, All-City Visual Arts exhibitions, and All-City Music Festivals
  • Offering advanced arts coursework opportunities for CPS high school students through the Advanced Arts Program at Gallery 37
  • Working with citywide organizations (including Ingenuity) to establish, grow, and sustain arts partnerships that benefit CPS students in and outside of school