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Arts Partners

Department of Arts Education

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The CPS Department of Arts Education encourages and supports partnerships and collaborations between schools, community-based organizations, and teaching artists to enhance student learning in the arts.

Prospective Partners

Are you a teaching artist or arts organization interested in beginning to work with CPS students? Learn more about how to become a partner with Chicago Public Schools.


Current Partners

Resources for Chicagoland arts organizations and teaching artists who have established partnerships in CPS schools, including information on maintaining vendor status, partner professional learning opportunities, and more. 

Current Arts Partners

Highly Qualified Arts Partners

In 2020, arts partner organizations were offered the chance to apply to an official district Request For Qualifications (RFQ). This RFQ is intended to evaluate their student-facing services and organizational approaches, in order to identify those organizations that provide high-quality partnerships to schools and students.

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Contact Info CPS Arts Department


Chicago Public Schools
42 W. Madison St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60602