Studio Institute–Cleveland
Discovery-based learning. Programs for students, pre-K through college.
Customized visual arts programming and professional development.


Cleveland School Programs Update

Since 2019, when we initiated our partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools District (CMSD), we have supported arts residencies in Pre-K–8 elementary schools by implementing both long-term programming and in-school residency programming in various schools across the district. We have also recruited and trained new artist instructors, who are teaching on-site at district schools.

We continue our work in CMSD schools this fall by returning to Clara E. Westropp and Mary B. Martin Schools for long-term programming and continuing to seek out new potential partners for the 2022–2023 school year.


We are pleased to bring our inquiry-based early childhood arts programming to Cleveland through a partnership with Rainey Institute, an anchor arts institution that has been serving the local community for over a century.

Starting in November, we will serve approximately 160 youngsters over the course of the academic year. Studio Institute artist instructors will support early childhood teachers who work with students from Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood.

In addition, Studio will be collaborating with Rainey’s staff and faculty to help them develop an inquiry-based approach to their early childhood performing arts program.


At-Home Resources for Families
Look, Create, Share is a collection of fun and engaging online resources for young artists to enjoy at home. Using easy-to-find materials, Studio artists demonstrate lessons that promote exploration and creativity.




Paid Arts Internships in Cleveland
Interested in experiencing arts professions at museums and cultural institutions in Cleveland? Read about the Arts Intern program and learn more about:

Winter 2022 internship opportunities in Cleveland.
Summer 2023 internship opportunities in Cleveland.

Photo above:
David Piurek, Conservation Frame Technician at the Cleveland Museum of Art, with Arts Intern Winston Kam.

“The most impactful experience I had during this internship was talking to many conservators, getting a feel for what the field is like, and how to pursue it within graduate school… opening my eyes to the field of conservation science.”

Winston Kam, Conservation Frame Intern,
Cleveland Museum of Art