CPS 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.
Chicago Public Schools sets the standard for an innovative and impactful arts education that empowers every student to develop the creativity, empathy, curiosity, and confident self-expression that leads to bold and inventive artistic practice, active citizenship, professional success, and personal fulfillment.
Check out the most recent arts education announcements and opportunities below!
Apply For This Year's All-City Senior Portfolio Exhibition
The All-City Senior Portfolio Exhibition allows CPS high school seniors to exhibit their artwork and to gain exposure among selected admissions representatives of various colleges and universities. All 12th grade students from any CPS school, including charter, contract, and options schools, are encouraged to submit their work.
Creating Opportunities for our Students
Free Visual Art Exhibition Opportunities
The All-City Visual Art Exhibitions provide free art exhibition opportunities for approximately 2,000 students in K-12th grade each year.
Free Performing Arts Ensemble-Based Instruction
The All-City Performing Arts Program provides over 50 hours of free ensemble-based arts instruction for each of the approximately 200 students enrolled in the program annually.
Early College Arts
RE:ALIZE, our two-year arts program for junior and seniors from across the district, provides each student with 12 college credits in the arts prior to graduation.