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Summer Teacher Residency Program

2018 Teacher Residency

Tuesday, June 19 - Friday, June 29, 2018

Each year the Cleveland Institute of Art seeks to bring together a diverse group of art educators who have demonstrated a commitment to making, both in their personal studio and classroom. We create a stimulating and rigorous environment for a period of concentrated artistic creation, interaction and growth.

Located in University Circle, Cleveland’s cultural center, the campus serves as a critical component of the program. This residency draws its vitality from the community created through the talent and energy of the participants, and the distinguished faculty who provide support and critical assistance.

While on campus, residents are given individual studio spaces, art-making supplies relative to their proposal, and access to the school’s state-of-the-art facilities. Exclusive supplemental programming will allow for engagement with a broad array of educational and cultural resources.


To bring together visual art educators from around the globe in a supportive and stimulating environment in which to create a personal body of work. To engage in professional development to discuss current educational trends, provide curricular support, and establish best practices to engage in art education and art studio processes.


Resident artist-educators will develop new, personal bodies of work with the support of an instructor in the studio. Residents will work independently, meet with mentor(s) for conceptual and material development, and participate in group critiques to enrich the practice of fellow residents. Residents will partake in professional development together with partner institutions to enhance art room curriculum. An exhibition will be installed and a public opening held at CIA to celebrate the works created during the Summer Teacher Residency. Residents will reside in CIA’s Uptown Residence Hall throughout the program.

The 2018 residency focus will be the exploration of 2D processes and materials, with residents having access to studios and facilities in the areas on painting, drawing, printmaking and digital photography.

  • Applications accepted from November 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018
  • Acceptance notification is March 15, 2018
  • Graduate credit confirmation and tuition is due April 16, 2018

 Continuing Education Units

All participants are eligible for a certificate showing their participation with up to 100 contact hours, or 10 CEUs.


Graduate Credit

Residents have the option to apply for two graduate credits through our partnership with Kent State University. The requirements to obtain graduate credit are:

  • An additional fee per graduate credit, to be determined by Kent State University
  • An additional writing and research component, completed with guidance from the Graduate Representative.
  • Graduate credit applicants must also fill out a short application through Kent State, which will be sent upon submission of the general Residency application

Note: Graduate credit participants have the option to provide their own housing and/or materials, with a total discount of up to $300.

Click here to apply!

For more information:

Jessica Howard
Continuing Education + Community Outreach Coordinator
216.421.7460 | Contact

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Julia Murphy
Assistant Director, Continuing Education + Community Outreach
216.421.7461 | Contact

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