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Academics . For Teachers + Counselors . Summer Teacher Residency . Location + Accommodations 


Location + Accommodations

The Summer Teacher Residency Program takes place at the Cleveland Institute of Art, located in Cleveland's vibrant University Circle neighborhood.

Located in University Circle, Cleveland’s cultural center, the campus serves as a critical component of the program. The 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.


Four floors of state-of-the-art technology and equipment; CIA's Gund Library is one of the finest art libraries in the country, with collections specifically designed for the visual artist.


10’ x 10’ per resident, complete with supplies and equipment outlined in the proposal.


In the heart of University Circle, CIA is surrounded by cultural institutions such as The Cleveland Museum of ArtmoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) ClevelandCleveland Botanical GardenCleveland Museum of Natural HistoryWestern Reserve Historical SocietyThe Sculpture Center, and Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, all within walking distance of the College.

University Circle offers numerous dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Just minutes from CIA is Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood, with authentic dining, shopping, and galleries to explore. And downtown Cleveland is a short bus-ride from campus, with dining, entertainment, and nightlife.


Participants will stay in our Euclid 117 Residence Hall, built in the summer of 2018. Located across the street from our academic building, Euclid 117 features air-conditioned suites with two to four single bedrooms connected by a shared living space and kitchen.

For more information:

Continuing Education
216.421.7460 | Contact

“CIA's teacher residency program is a rigorous and rewarding experience, one I will always cherish. The instruction and guidance were pivotal in helping me grow my body of work and my practice.”

—Kristin Johnson
Ottawa Hills High School

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“I felt like I was back in art school, but a better version, where everyone supported and encouraged each other. No one was left out and each person grew in their own practice.”

—Caitlin Shawaker
Saint Ursula Academy