Be Creative: The Campaign for Creative Schools is building a new foundation for public education based on a fundamental principle: The arts are essential. They are at the very core of what we must teach all children, at every stage of their education.

Be Creative: The Campaign for Creative Schools will fuel the first-ever Chicago Public Schools Arts Education Plan over the next four years. This $38 million private fundraising initiative will transform arts education in Chicago by systematically bringing the arts to every CPS student in every school, from kindergarten through 12th grade. Our schoolchildren will gain a fuller understanding of how the arts interact with other disciplines, and learn creative habits that will serve them throughout their lives.