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Summer Teacher Residency

Since first reports of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been closely monitoring the spread and impact of this virus. Given the uncertain projections for when COVID-19 will slow, we have decided the most responsible course of action is to not hold any programming on campus or in-person this summer, including the Summer Teacher Residency program. We hope you will continue to stay safe until we are able meet again for in-person programming. 

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

Through our Summer Teacher Residency, CIA brings together a diverse group of dedicated professionals for an unforgettable time of creativity and collegiality. You'll join a select group of art educators from across the country as you create a new body of studio work, and reinvigorate your 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 takes place from June 17 to June 27, 2020, and will be open to educators interested in several disciplines, divided into two courses exploring the areas of:

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For more information:

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

2020 Summer Teacher Residency

June 17–27, 2020


“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 teaching practice.”

—Kristin Johnson
Ottawa Hills High School

Teacher found collegial space at CIA

February 13, 2020

Teacher found collegial space at CIA

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