Ingenuity is Chicago’s single hub for data, strategy, advocacy, and partnerships for reinstating arts education in every Chicago public school. Ingenuity’s mission is to leverage the vibrant communities, rich knowledge and significant resources of Chicago to ensure the arts are a critical component of every public school student’s education. Ingenuity works with City and District leadership, hundreds of cultural institutions and arts organizations, higher education leaders, Chicago’s philanthropic community, CPS’ Department of Arts Education, principals and certified teachers, as well as parents and students, to advance arts instruction in the classroom.
To apply for grant funding, schools and teachers work with their Arts Liaisons. The online application is meant to help the school-based Arts Liaisons and external arts partners work together to craft an arts residency that best meets the needs of the school and the students.