Chicago Public Schools



How CAN WE INCREASE arts education across aN ENTIRE public school district?

We worked with the Department of Arts Education in Chicago Public Schools to develop an action plan to bridge gaps in arts education across the entire Chicago public education system. This project increased and ensured that equal access to arts education would be a reality for all Chicago Public School students—a major pillar in the Mayor's Cultural Plan for the City of Chicago.

Within two weeks of our program launch, over 500 candidates representing one-third of all Chicago Public Schools applied to be an Arts Liaison. Within three months of the program launch, nearly two-thirds of all schools had an Arts Liaison. Two years later, that number is nearing 100% (almost 600 schools!)