Currently Under Curation (CUC) Fellows

The CUC Fellows is an advanced-level program where teens work together to curate and create art exhibitions and projects. They hone their skills in visual and written communication, design, research, and leadership while collaborating with other teens from across the region who share their interests in art and museums.

The Currently Under Curation Fellows 2023–2024 Program 

What does adornment mean to you? In this year’s program, 8 to 12 teens join a team to create a real-world museum exhibition in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Ingalls Library opening in June 2024. Selecting from the thousands of artworks in the CMA’s education art collection, participants use objects to tell their curatorial story, focusing on the theme of adornment, while building skills ranging from teamwork, project planning, writing, and research to creative problem-solving, design, and communication.

Program Highlights and Expectations
  • Amplify teen voices at the museum and beyond.
  • Meet once a week at the museum on most Wednesdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m., from November 8, 2023, to May 29, 2024 (November 8, 15, 29; December 6, 13; January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 21, 28; March 6, 13, 20; April 3, 10, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; plus exhibition opening in June).
  • Receive a stipend for program participation.
  • Take a deep dive into the workings of a museum. You do not have to be an artist to apply!
  • Be enrolled in a Cleveland-area high school for the 2023–24 school year.
  • Be willing and able to fully commit to the program.
  • Be open to learn, listen, work on a team, and share your ideas.
The CMA’s Commitment
  • Provide support for all aspects of the program.
  • Be open to learn, listen, work on a team, and share our ideas.
  • Connect you with artists, museum professionals, and like-minded peers.


Applications are now closed.

If you have questions, please email


Currently Under Curation is made possible with the generous support of the Cleveland Foundation.

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All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, David and Robin Gunning, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Gail C. and Elliott L. Schlang, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by Gini and Randy Barbato, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Marta Jack and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.