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


Application + Cost


The application consists of the following materials: 

  • Online application
  • CV or resume
  • Project proposal

Your project proposal should briefly discuss what you plan to work on during your ten days at CIA. Proposals should include a list of expected supplies, and any specific processes or equipment you will need access to. It's extremely helpful for us to see sketches of your project. These can be anything from rough thumbnails to rendered mock-ups. 

View a sample proposal here. 

Applicants must be employed as a current visual arts teacher or a teaching artist. Priority is given to K-12 educators. The application deadline is March 1, 2021. 

The application for the 2021 program is now closed. 


Accepted residents must submit an acceptance packet and payment by April 15, 2021. Payments can be made by check, cash, card, or school PO. 

What’s included in the residency fee?

A program fee of $900 includes up to $150 in supplies, access to studio/facilities, professional development events, lunch daily, and some breakfasts and dinners.

Residents from out of town may stay in CIA’s residence hall for an additional cost of $450, 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 Gabrielle Burrage at with questions about the graduate credit option.

For more information:

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

Residency Fees
Tuition $900
Refundable Deposit $100
Total Cost (Commuter) $1,000 ($900 after refundable deposit)
On Campus Accommodations (optional) $450
Total Cost (Residential) $1,550 ($1,450 after refundable deposit)
Graduate Credit Fees
Graduate Credit (additional to above costs, optional) $420 ($140 per credit)


Can your school sponsor you?

Yes! Many educators can have their program fees fully or partially funded by their school or organization. Download the Make Your Case packet, which has tips for asking for sponsorship, and a letter of encouragement to present to your supervisor. 

Upon acceptance into the residency, CIA will send a packet including a schedule and detailed outline of professional development seminars for teachers to share with their schools for funding purposes.