Illinois Alliance for Arts Education (IAAE)

As the arts education watchdog for the state, IAAE advocates including arts education on school reform agendas. Interested educators will soon be able to tap a new web site.

For information, call Nadine Saitland, (312) 750-0589. The ArtSmart hotline is 1-800-808-ARTS and the Web site address will be

Urban Gateways

A pioneer in arts integration, Urban Gateways offers artist-in-residence programs that last up to nine weeks. Last year, Urban Gateways had residency programs running in 41 public and 46 parochial schools in the Chicago area.

For information, call Nina Smoot-Cain, director of classroom programs, (312) 922-0440

Art Resources in Teaching (ART)

ART focuses solely on integrating visual arts painting, sculpture, photography and architecture into the curriculum. About 130 schools used ART programs last year. Private donors subsidize ART’s residency programs.

For information, call Barbara Carney, executive director, (312) 332-0355

Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE)

Originally funded by Marshall Field’s, CAPE partnerships receive financial backing from a number of corporations and private foundations.

For more information, call (312) 781-4056.

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