Ingenuity represents stakeholders committed to improving arts education for students in Chicago’s public schools. To inform our work, we seek regular input from a variety of stakeholders including arts organizations, funders, and school leadership and personnel, with the goal of creating greater alignment and strategic efficiencies in where and how arts education is being provided within CPS.
The members of Ingenuity’s Collective Impact Panels (CIP) offer ideas, opportunities and strategies to aid Ingenuity, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the broader arts community of more than 900 organizations, in increasing equity and access to arts education for all of Chicago’s public school students. Representing the diversity of Chicago’s arts education learning community and the CPS system, CIP members play an integral role in shaping the activities and direction of Ingenuity’s key pillars of programming: Public Affairs, Data & Research, and Partnerships & Professional Learning.
For the 2020-21 term, we have openings on the following Advisory Panels (please select one):
Through local advocacy, knowledge sharing, and community organizing, The Public Affairs Panel builds and strengthens Chicago’s coalition of arts education advocates to ensure that every youth in Chicago receives equitable access to high-quality arts education.
Data & Research:
To inform and drive expanded arts programs within Chicago Public Schools, the Data & Research panel develops and supports innovative strategies for collecting, managing, and analyzing data about arts education. This panel will also work to facilitate research on the impact of arts education programs within Chicago Public Schools.
Partnerships and Professional Learning:
Through the crafting of tools and resources to support community arts partners working in Chicago Public Schools, the Partnerships & Professional Learning Panel supports the design of Ingenuity’s professional learning series. These programs are designed to build the capacity of both organizations and individual teaching artists working within CPS. This panel will also work to develop strategies to increase the diversity (geographic representation, racial and cultural backgrounds, discipline, program size and offerings, etc.), participation, and attendance of individual teaching artists and arts organizations working with Ingenuity and in Chicago Public Schools.
Each panel consists of one Ingenuity Program Director, CIP Chair, 8-10 CIP members, and a CPS Department of Arts Education representative. Ingenuity seeks a diverse group of volunteers to serve as CIP members based on organizational affiliation, leadership experience and background. CIP members are selected annually via an open application process and vetted by Ingenuity. We invite stakeholders and peers with expertise in each of these areas to join our Collective Impact Panels. For a list of past and current Collective Impact Panel members please visit Ingenuity’s website at www.ingenuity-inc.org.
Collective Impact Panels Roles & Responsibilities
In order for Ingenuity’s Collective Impact Panels to function effectively, the following outlines of expectations, roles, and responsibilities are in place. Please review this document thoroughly before submitting your application.
Ingenuity Program Director
Ingenuity program directors will be responsible for guiding and aligning the Collective Impact Panels with Ingenuity’s strategic plan to ensure cohesive strategies both in the Panel’s functional area and across the organization. Program directors will also routinely update the Panel on new initiatives and developments that could inform and influence the Panel’s work.
Ingenuity Program Director
In addition to fulfilling the Collective Impact Panel member responsibilities outlined in this document, one Panel Chair will be selected by Ingenuity to manage the following activities:
Lead the Panel in the development of a one-year work plan based on Ingenuity’s strategic plan
Craft agenda and disseminate, along with any key background information, to all panel members prior to monthly meetings
Craft and disseminate monthly meeting minutes
Convene with other Collective Impact Panel chairs, Ingenuity board, and staff members
Panel Chairs are eligible to earn up to $2,000/year for their active participation on the panel. The stipend will be paid out quarterly based on participation.
Collective Impact Panel chair positions are a 2-year term.
Seven to nine individuals will be selected to serve on each Collective Impact Panel. Ingenuity seeks a diverse group of panel members based on organizational affiliation, leadership experience and background. Members are eligible to earn up to $1,050 a year for actively participating on a Panel. Full participation may include the following: attendance at monthly and/or bi-monthly meetings, participation in subcommittees, completion of project work, and attendance at additional events including Institutes, Summits, seminars, community meetings, and/or special events related to the work of the panel. Panel members need to provide active communication and participation, timely attendance for meetings and project completion.
Panel Member Responsibilities
Attend all panel meetings, conference calls and related functions, such as special events or community convenings
Be informed about Ingenuity’s mission, services, policies and programs
Review agendas and supporting materials prior to panel meetings and/or calls
Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special projects
Assist with organizing broader arts education community convenings
Inform others about Ingenuity’s work
Suggest possible nominees to the panels who can make significant contributions to the work of expanding quality arts education
Keep current on developments in the arts education field
Follow conflict of interest and confidentiality policies
Panels for each of Ingenuity’s program areas are slated to commence August 2020 and conclude in June 2021. In August 2020, each Panel will host its first meeting. To ensure our monthly meetings are convened in the safest possible environment, we will be conducting our meetings virtually through at least December 2020, utilizing Zoom as our gathering platform.
Individual panels are scheduled to meet at the below times:
Public Affairs: second Thursday of each month, 12pm-2pm
Data & Research: third Wednesday of each month, 5:30pm-7:30pm (*September meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020)
Partnerships & Professional Learning: first Friday of each month, 9:30am-11:30am (*January meeting will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021)
Application process and timeline
The Collective Impact Panels are determined by an application process. To be considered for a Collective Impact Panel, please email a completed application by June 26, 2020 to email@example.com or complete an application online by clicking here. The following schedule outlines the Collective Impact Panel process:
June 1, 2020
Applications issued and nominations begin
July 15, 2020
Application due date. **extended
June 15-July 30, 2020
Candidates are reviewed by Ingenuity staff
August 1, 2020
Panel members are selected and notified
Ingenuity Collective Impact Panel terms begin
Ingenuity Collective Impact Panel terms conclude
If you have any questions regarding the Collective Impact Panels or the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.