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CPS Arts Student Voice Committee Application SY '22-'23

The Arts Student Voice Committee is a diverse group of CPS high school students who will work with the CPS Department of Arts Education (DAE) staff to discuss, create, and execute strategies for improving arts education in Chicago Public Schools.

  • Act as steering committee for districtwide festivals and events

  • Visioning and planning for the future of the arts in CPS

  • Data collection and accessing student voices across the network 

  • Be a liaison for arts students in CPS 

This committee will fully represent the district’s student population of high school students from a wide range of geographic areas, cultural and racial identities, artistic interests, and school types (district-managed, charter, contract, and options schools).

Students must be fifteen years of age or older to join the committee. Students selected for this committee should possess the following characteristics and skills:

  • Passion for the arts and quality arts education within CPS

  • Ability to problem-solve 

  • Ability to work collaboratively with fellow students

  • Emerging leadership skills

When accepted, students will commit to attending biweekly meetings at the CPS Loop Office (42 W. Madison Street) every other Thursdays from 5:00pm–7:00pm, starting on September 29th, 2022 until May 25th, 2023

Students may also be asked to attend additional meetings and arts-related events hosted by the Student Programs Team and other DAE members or external arts partners throughout the school year. 

NOTE: Attendance at additional meetings and events is not mandatory and can be based on each student’s availability.

Please complete ALL questions on the application form. Please submit your application by SEPTEMBER 12, 2022.

This is a paid position. If you have questions about this role, or would like more information before applying, please contact us at


All-City Performing Arts Program