Teen CO•OP

The museum's Teen CO•OP gives teens a chance to express their creative ideas and change your experience at the museum. We are high school students from in and around Cleveland, and we like to make and enjoy art. We want to give you something by teens, for teens. Look for us at the art museum throughout the year in Gallery One and around the museum on Second Sunday family days.

CO•OP members work on projects like the teen guide, gallery programming, and short videos. They train to become Gallery Hosts, who welcome and help visitors navigate Gallery One and its interactive features and speak with people of all ages about art.


Time commitment:

  • Summer session from July 27–August 7, 2015
  • Participation in monthly Second Sunday family days from August 9, 2015 until May 8, 2016

High school students are invited to apply. Teens should be in grades 9–11 at the time of application. Preference will be given to teens with exceptional communication skills.


Applications are due on Monday, June 1, 2015. Required materials:

  • Completed application form. Download here.
  • One recommendation letter from a teacher, coach, or other adult (not a family member), mailed directly to:
    Teen CO•OP C/O Patty Edmonson
    Cleveland Museum of Art
    Department of Education & Interpretation
    11150 East Blvd.
    Cleveland, OH 44106

If contacted, teens will complete an interview at the museum. For more information, please contact Patty Edmonson at pedmonson [at] clevelandart.org.