The museum’s Teen CO•OP is a yearlong program that provides participants with a platform to elevate teen voices at the Cleveland Museum of Art. This program provides high school students with a supportive environment to grow professionally and personally through collaboration, experimentation, leadership skill development, and evaluation of individual goals.
We are high school students from Greater Cleveland and we like to make and enjoy art. We want to give you something by teens, for teens. Look for us at the museum throughout the year and during programs like Play Day, Open Studio, and Family Game Night. CO•OP members also work on projects such as the teen guide, gallery programming, short videos, and events for other teens.
Interested in joining Teen CO•OP? Find out more below:
Participants are required to attend a two-week summer training session. Training is generally held the last week of July and the first week of August.
The two-week summer training includes a behind-the-scenes look at how the CMA is organized, group bonding, art making, and field trips to local arts organizations.
Students will participate in monthly family and public events, generally held on Friday evenings and Sundays at the museum.
To qualify for the program, applicants must be high school students in grades 9 through 11 at the time of application. Preference will be given to teens with exceptional communication skills.
The application period is closed and will reopen in April of 2020.
Please send any questions to Arcelia Gandarilla at 216-707-2162 or agandarilla [at] clevelandart.org.
Upcoming Teen Events
Night at the Museum: Hosted by Teen CO•OP
Teen CO•OP Hosts Night at the Museum on Friday, February 28, 2020, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Get cozy at the CMA, pajamas are encouraged. Grab your pillow and join us for candle making, a gallery game, snacks, and more
Classroom B&C. Tickets are $5.
CANCELED - Play Day: Environment
Teen CO•OP hosts Play Day on Sunday, April 5, 2020, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in the museum’s Ames Family Atrium.
Come explore and create with Teen Co-op on an environmental adventure! Bring your family to discover our collection through nature inspired arts and crafts.
Join us for art making, collaborative play and gallery games. Free and open to everyone!
Families are encouraged to come together and create together.
Teen Night: Summer Blowout
Teen CO•OP Hosts Teen Night on Friday, May 29, 2020, 6:30–10:00 p.m. in the Parker-Hannifin Donor Gallery.
Come ready to celebrate the start of the summer, explore the museum’s collection, make art, and meet other teens.
There will be a live performance from ELEVATED dance crew, a DJ, snacks, and more!
All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Generous annual funding is provided by an anonymous supporter, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Florence Kahane Goodman, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Dr. Linda M. Sandhaus and Dr. Roland S. Philip, the Veale Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.