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Current Arts Partners

The CPS Department of Arts Education encourages and supports robust collaborations between CPS schools and community arts organizations and teaching artists that bring the rich cultural resources of Chicago into the district’s classrooms.

CPS is committed to ensuring that partner policies and resources address the best interests of our students and our valued partner community.  Below, partners who are currently approved to work in CPS schools can find important safety and security and procurement policies and resources. 

If you or your organization are not currently approved to work in CPS schools but would like to become a partner, please visit our Prospective Partners page.

Arts Partnership in SY2023-24

No-Cost Service Agreements

Arts Partners that provide in-school, no-cost services must complete the Arts No Cost Service Provider Agreement through DocuSign before services begin. The Arts No Cost Service Provider Agreement for SY 2024-25 is currently under development, as this agreement only covers one single school year at a time. We will update this site once the new agreement is available. 

For questions or assistance with this form agreement please email

Out-of-School Time

Please note the agreement above is for services provided during school hours only. Use the Out of School Time Agreement for all services provided after school hours. Questions on OST can be sent to

Professional Learning and Other Partner Supports from Ingenuity

The CPS Department of Arts Education partners with Ingenuity, a national leader in arts data collection and mapping, strategy, advocacy, and partnerships related to arts education. Ingenuity offers unparalleled support to current and potential CPS arts partners and teaching artists across the city, including:

Ingenuity also maintains artlook Map®, which facilitates connections between schools and community partners and provides all stakeholders—schools, partners, funders, government agencies, and others—with robust data about arts education across the city.

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