CUC Fellows

The CUC Fellows Program is an advanced-level program for teens, culminating in the creation of a professional art exhibition. In this yearlong experience, CUC fellows apply the research, curation, programming, outreach, marketing, and design skills developed across their CMA experience.

In the past, the CUC Fellows have co-curated the exhibition Laura Owens: Rerun at Transformer Station (February 27–May 30, 2021). Working closely with artist Laura Owens and curator Emily Liebert, they developed the theme, checklist, didactics, accompanying publications, and marketing for the exhibition.

Currently, the 2021–22 cohort is co-curating the CAN Triennial, a multi-venue, regionally focused exhibition featuring northeast Ohio artists, selected by an intergenerational and diverse curatorial team, and representing this moment in time, place, and history in Cleveland. The exhibition opens in July 2022.

The real-world application of these projects—rooted in their public display and programming—give the CUC Fellows a sense of how their collective work can create and enrich community within and beyond the museum.

Applications are currently closed. Please check back in Spring 2022.
The program includes the following incentives:

  • Guest speakers including artists, curators, and other art professionals
  • Research trips to regional and/or national arts institutions
  • Stipend for program participation
  • Letters of recommendation for college applications

Questions? Contact us at teenprograms [at] clevelandart.org.


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

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