Using Arts Data to Match Community Organizations to School Needs
Launched in 2012, Chicago nonprofit Ingenuity collects data on arts education in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and on local arts organizations. Once fed into Ingenuity’s web-based tool, artlook, schools can use the data map to find arts partners that can help them meet their instructional needs, arts organizations can use it to find schools where they are needed, and administrators and advocates can use data dashboards to track Chicago’s progress in increasing access to arts education.
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