Open Call

2021 Summer Teacher Residency

Cleveland Institute of Art Continuing Education + Community Outreach

No Funding
CLEVELAND, United States


Applicants must be employed as a current visual arts teacher or a teaching artist. Priority is given to applicants who teach students in grades K-12.

Number of Participants

We can accept up to 30 participants in all three areas of 2D Processes, Contemporary Craft, and Digital Art.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 15, 2021 - June 26, 2021


  • $900.00 program fee (one-time)


Ceramic Facility, Computer Lab, Darkroom, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Large Format Printers, Library, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility, Wood Shop




Breakfast, Dinner, Vegan

Public Programs

Critique, Exhibition, Mentors, Professional Development, Self-Directed


Blacksmith, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Cinematography, Conceptual Art, Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Film, Glass, Illustration, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Metalsmith, Multimedia, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video Art, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design



Program Description

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. Exclusive seminars at Cleveland museums will allow for professional development with an array of educational and cultural resources. The program will conclude in a final exhibition and reception, where each resident will be asked to include one to three pieces of work created during their stay. The 2021 residency will be open to educators through three program tracks exploring the areas of: •2D Processes, including drawing, painting, and some printmaking •Contemporary Craft, including ceramics, glass, and jewelry and metals. •Digital Art + Photography, including video, digital prints, and digital photography Find out more at

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