CPS Department of Arts Education
Visual & Media Arts Opportunities
We are happy to announce that RE•VER•BER•ATE 2024 applications are now open for both our Performing Arts and All-City Visual Arts Elementary and High School exhibitions! RE•VER•BER•ATE, now in its second year, is a free multidisciplinary arts festival for all CPS students and our entire community, taking place throughout downtown Chicago from May 1st to May 4th 2024!
Early College Arts Program
The CPS Department of Arts Education & Wells Community Academy High School partner to present RE:ALIZE, the premier early college arts program in Chicago.
Upcoming Art EventsFull Arts Calendar
Check out the most recent arts education announcements and opportunities below!
SY2023-24 Arts Professional Learning & Events
In school year 2023-24, Department of Arts Education Professional Learning will focus on:
- Accelerated, standards-aligned, discipline & grade-level best practices in curriculum, assessment, and instruction.
- Student-centered, culturally responsive instructional strategies centering the CPS Inner Core.
- Arts practice shifts in response to Classroom Learning Conditions.
Click the link below to access the catalog of professional learning this year:
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.
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.