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

Responsibilities + Requirements

Resident responsibilities and requirements

  • Resident must be currently employed as a visual arts teacher or teaching artist
  • Submit application, CV, and proposal
  • Transportation to and from residency program
  • Bedding: sheets, comforter, pillow
  • Bath towels and toiletries
  • Breakfast daily (except when noted)
  • Commute: 0.1 mile between Uptown Residence Hall and CIA
    • Approximate three-minute walk or University Circle complimentary bus service available
  • Transport or ship artwork home at the conclusion of program

CIA responsibilities

  • For Credit: 10 CEUs (85 studio hours + 15 professional development hours = 100 contact hours)
  • For Graduate Credit: maximum of 2 credits with additional fee and writing requirement
  • Personal Development: Studio practice with instructor(s)
  • Professional Development: Curricular component with CIA and partner institutions
  • Lunch and dinners catered, or vouchers provided for local dining establishments
  • Art supplies/studio equipment as detailed in proposal
    • Studios open 7:30am-11pm
    • One week stay in Uptown Residence Hall (10 days, 11 nights),
      two Residents per suite
    • Residence hall supplies: disinfectant wipes, broom, dustpan, paper towels, hand soap, tissues, toilet paper, shower curtain and hooks, laundry basket, laundry detergent, dryer sheets 


Program fee: $750 (Includes up to $150 in supplies, studio/facilities, instructor, professional development, accommodations 10 days/11 nights in residence hall, lunch and dinner daily, breakfasts where noted)

Graduate credit fee (in addition to the above tuition): $515.00 per credit for up to 2 credits, includes one-on-one mentoring with the graduate representative and an additional writing component. Graduate credit participants have the option to provide their own housing and/or materials, with a total discount of up to $300.


Our 2018 application is now closed. Please contact our office at or 216.421.7460 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, as well as detailed sketches. Include a list of materials and equipment needed for the studio.


Upon acceptance, submit program fee by April 16, 2018. 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

- OR -

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

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