The IAE and CPS Partner to Advance High School Art Students Careers

Online Career Curriculum CPS to Beta-Test in Fall of 2011

Chicago--Beginning in September of 2011, CPS students and faculty will beta-test The IAE's first online career curriculum called Life-Skills Career Modules. These online modules will be developed in accordance with P21 skills which include critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation. The IAE's Life-Skills Career Modules will combine live webinars, written and video study in areas of basic career development skills which include: communication styles, interviewing techniques, resume writing, self-promotion, marketing, networking, money management, investing/saving, and legal issues.

"Although we are writing these modules with a focus on professional development in the arts, all CPS students will be able to use these modules to learn the basic professional career development skills they need to advance their careers", said The IAE's Executive Director, Lisa Canning.

Additionally, The IAE will be offering workshops to CPS teachers to help them use their resource center housed in their sister site called Entrepreneur The Arts
(ETA). The ETA Resource Center contains over 5000 articles related to art and entrepreneurship. The IAE will help CPS faculty use the material in the classroom, as well as for their own continued professional development.

To learn more about the ETA Resource center go to

Lastly, The IAE will also be providing CPS students access to two different IAE external programs:

The Bite-Size Variety Hour

Produce It- Panel Workshop

Each of these external programs, which currently run in an open to the public format, will be re-created exclusively for CPS students.

About The Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship
The Institute for Arts EntrepreneurshipT is a two-year program to teach artists how to earn a living. With a curriculum that combines experiential learning, mentorship and a personalized classroom environment that provides one-on-one time with the faculty of successful artist-entrepreneurs, artists are taught how to build their own arts based business while still in school.

Founded by 30-year business veteran and serial artistic entrepreneur Lisa Canning, The Institute is based on her enthusiasm for the new wave of whole-brain thinking and the firm belief that the arts -and artists-can and must be allowed to contribute to the world's financial recovery.

Applications are available online to apply for the institute. There is no age limit for enrollment and the requirements to apply simply include artistic excellence and a desire to be self- sufficient. For more information about the school, go to