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

Summer Teacher Residency Program

2019 Teacher Residency

Wednesday, June 19 - Saturday, June 29, 2019

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. The residency creates 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.


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, with an opening and reception open to the greater community.

The 2019 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, 2018, through March 1, 2019.

And this year, through a generous grant, we're 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.

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.

For more information:

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

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