Fine and Performing Arts

External Partnerships

Columbia is committed to building partnerships in schools and communities across the region in order to build a new generation of engaged artists.

Columbia's School of Fine and Performing Arts connects community-based organizations and schools with teaching artists representing a diverse array of creative practice. Columbia's accomplished faculty and dedicated community partners understand the mutual benefits and importance of strengthening our community, and empowering young creatives across the city.

Community Schools

Columbia's after-school programs bring teaching artists into Chicago Public Schools.

Learn More About Community Schools

Project AIM

This initiative partners teachers and artists to enhance curriculum with art-making.

Learn More About Project AIM

Ready to Apply?

We’re happy you’re thinking of joining our creative community. We work hard to make our application process as simple and fast as possible, but should you run into any concerns, we're here to help at any time.

Looking for an event near you?

If you can’t make it to campus, don’t worry! We have a full schedule of events all across the U.S. and around the world.