Our goal is that 100% of families will participate in “Your Gift, Your Way” this year!

The Chicago High School for the Arts is a tuition-free, donation-dependent public school. No student is admitted or denied based upon financial capacity. The Chicago High School for the Arts is a donation-dependent public school where students receive nearly 600 hours of tuition-free arts training every year. As part of the Parent Support Organization’s initiative “Your Gift, Your Way,” we ask every family to support the school in some form, whether by donating their time or making a gift. More than ever, we need the support of every family to continue “creating a stronger ChiArts.” 

The average amount we need to fundraise to supplement each child’s arts education is $7,500 per child, which includes capital expenses.
TOTAL ANNUAL VALUE 
 $6,186 – Arts Education Funding
$7,578 – CPS Funding                   
$13,764 – “Total Cost” per Student, provided Tuition-Free

As part of the Parent Support Organization’s initiative “Your Gift, Your Way,” we hope that all parents and guardians to volunteer their time to school activities or contribute in a way that is meaningful to them. This can include any of the following:
– Volunteering
– Financial contributions (monthly giving, one-time gifts, 
Kerfuffle! or ChiArti Gras sponsorships)
– Services (catering, graphic design, printing, photography, sewing/laundry)
– Connections (restaurants, ve
nues, galleries, arts partners)
– In-kind donations (snacks, dinner, supplies)
To view the 2018-2019 Back to School Night Packet, which includes an outline of ways to give, pledge form, buy-a-brick form, and ChiArti Gras save-the-date, please click here.

More than ever, we need the support of our ChiArts families to help us bridge the gap between our public funding from Chicago Public Schools and the true costs of operating both our college-preparatory academic program and pre-professional arts conservatories. “Your Gift, Your Way” – no matter how large or small – helps create a stronger ChiArts.

We hope you will consider making a donation to the school to help maintain the high level of academic and arts instruction that ChiArts offers tuition-free to its talented Chicago students.

Questions? Contact the ChiArts Development Team, at 773-534-9729 or development@chiarts.org.