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Academics . For Teachers + Counselors . Summer Teacher Residency . Overview 


Summer Teacher Residency Program

2020 Teacher Residency

Wednesday, June 17 - Saturday, June 27, 2020

Imagine spending ten days, away from the classroom, away from the distractions of life, back in the studio making work.

Cleveland Institute of Art seeks to bring together a diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to art making and inquiry. You'll join a select group of art educators from across the country as they create a new body of studio work with the goal to reinvigorate their teaching practice.

While on campus, residents are provided individual studio spaces, art-making supplies, and access to CIA's state-of-the-art facilities. A spirit of collaboration and community allows for regular feedback and input from your residency cohort, guided by our faculty advisors.


As a resident artist-educator you will develop a new, personal body of work with the support of an instructor in the studio. You’ll work independently, meet with a mentor for conceptual and material development, and participate in group critiques to enrich your practice. Professional development seminars are scheduled with partner institutions to enhance art room curriculum. At the end of the program, you’ll showcase the work created during your ten days at CIA in a group exhibition, with an opening and reception open to the greater community.

The 2020 residency will be open to educators interested in several disciplines, divided into two courses exploring the areas of:

  • 2D Processes, including drawing, painting and printmaking.
  • Contemporary Craft, including ceramics, glass and jewelry and metals.

Applications are accepted from November 1, 2019, through March 1, 2020.

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Location + Accommodations

Lead Artists

Application + Costs

For more information:

Gabrielle Burrage
Director of Continuing Education + Community Outreach
216.421.7493 | Contact

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 can choose to receive up to three graduate workshop credits for their stay in the program, in place of the 10 CEUs. An additional fee of $140/credit and writing component will be required. Please ask Julia Murphy at for details.


To bring together visual art educators form 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.