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Academics . For Teachers + Counselors . Summer Teacher Residency . Application + Requirements 

Application + Requirements


Program fee: $900, includes up to $150 in supplies, studio/facilities, faculty adviser, professional development events, lunch daily, some breakfasts and dinners.

Residents from out of town may stay in CIA’s residence hall for an additional cost of $150, which covers 11 nights in residence hall.

All residents pay a $100 refundable deposit that covers housing, materials, equipment, and any shipping of work after the program.

Participants can receive up to three graduate workshop credits through our partnership with Ursuline College. There is an additional fee of $140/credit, as well as a required writing component. Contact Julia Murphy at with questions about the graduate credit option.

This year we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships to teachers who participate in the Contemporary Craft course. Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded. No separate application is required. For more information please contact our office at 216.421.7493 or


Our application period has closed. Please contact our office with any questions.

Required materials include:

  • Application (online)
  • CV: Include education, current employment, previous teaching experience, awards/grants, exhibition experience, links to website/online galleries
  • Proposal: One-page description of your proposed body of work, provide context and concepts. This also includes at least five detailed sketches (compiled into one Word or PDF document), and a list of studio materials/equipment needed.


Upon acceptance, submit program fee by April 15, 2019. Payments can be made by check, cash or card. Only MasterCard, Visa, and Discover are accepted.

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