Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education engages students, inspires teachers, and demonstrates impact by weaving visual, digital, and performing arts into classrooms across Chicago.

What Sets Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education Apart

CAPE’s unique approach to engaging students, inspiring teachers, and demonstrating impact relies on three strategies: Partnerships, Arts Integration, and Research.

Partnerships

Partnerships

To bring traditional subjects to life through the arts, we pair professional teaching artists with Chicago Public Schools teachers for long-term classroom partnerships and training.

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Arts Integration

Arts Integration

To spark students’ passion for learning, we weave visual and digital art, music, theater, and dance into traditional subjects like science, math, history, and language arts.

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Research

Research

CAPE works with external researchers to determine the impact of our programs on students, teachers, and artists. This helps us refine our own work and that of our teaching teams and contribute new knowledge to the field

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Partnerships in Education

Partnerships

To bring traditional subjects to life through the arts, we pair professional teaching artists with Chicago Public Schools teachers for long-term classroom partnerships and training.

Arts Integration

Arts Integration

To spark students’ passion for learning, we weave visual and digital art, music, theater, and dance into traditional subjects like science, math, history, and language arts.

Arts Education Research

Research

CAPE works with external researchers to determine the impact of our programs on students, teachers, and artists. This helps us refine our own work and that of our teaching teams and contribute new knowledge to the field.

CAPE’s Impact

Research has shown that CAPE’s programs improve students’ critical thinking, creative problem solving, and self confidence, and leads to higher achievement in the classroom and on standardized tests.

CAPE by the Numbers

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CAPE has distributed 2,897 art supply kits to Chicago families since the pandemic began.
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Last school year, CAPE’s programs reached more than 4,258 students in Chicagoland schools.
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More than 110 classroom teachers are currently receiving training, support, and materials from CAPE.
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60 professional teaching artists currently traverse Chicago to bring creative inspiration to CAPE students and teachers.

Stories and Updates

CAPE Announces Expansion of CCLC Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Yuliana Salinas yuliana@capechicago.org CAPE Announces Expansion of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Programs New CAPE after-school programming at Douglas Taylor and Arthur R. Ashe Jr  Elementary Schools in...

CAPE A/RP in 2021-2022

By: Brandon Phouybanhdyt and Mark A. Diaz CAPE is honored to announce the collaborating schools taking part in the Artist/Researcher Partners program for the 2021–2022 school year. This year we...

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