Spend ten days in the studio

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. We create a stimulating and rigorous environment for a period of concentrated artistic creation, interaction and growth.

Apply between November 1, 2018 and March 1, 2019.

  • Acceptance notification is March 15, 2019
  • Graduate Credit confirmation and tuition is due April 15, 2019

Residency dates are Wednesday, June 19 to Saturday June 29, 2019.

Submit your application here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the tuition cost?

  • The program fee includes up to $150 in supplies, access to the studios/facilities, professional development events, and lunch daily, breakfast and dinner where noted in schedule.

How will I get my supplies?

  • Once accepted into the program, residents will submit a material request list. This can include supplies up to a total amount of $150, to be covered by the tuition cost. After we receive and approve your material list, we’ll pick up the supplies and have them waiting in your studio!

How many CEUs or Graduate Credits can I earn?

  • All participants are eligible for a certificate showing their participation with up to 100 contact hours, or 10 CEUs. Residents can also earn up to three graduate workshop credits through our partnership with Ursuline College. Each credit is $140 and there is an additional writing/research component required to obtain the credits. Please ask Julia Murphy at JVMurphy@cia.edu for details. 

What is the schedule like?

A typical day would look like this:   

  • 9am-noon: Studio
  • Noon-1pm: Lunch
  • 1-6pm: Studio
  • 6-7pm: Dinner
  • 7-9pm: Studio

*The schedule will vary slightly due to professional development and resource presentations.

What if I’m not ready to submit my proposal?

  • That’s okay! Just tell us some of the ideas you’re thinking of and we will follow up with you to develop your proposal more. With this option, we will help you create a timeline for solidifying your proposal and preparing preliminary sketches so that by the time the residency begins, you’ll have a solid plan for your 10 days at CIA.

Submit your application here

View the 2019 brochure below