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Educator Residency — Summer 2023

The educator residency at Carnegie Museum of Art is a three-week program with honorarium for multidisciplinary K-12 educators from our partner school districts*. Residents work in small, grade-based clusters with museum educators to explore the museum as an educational resource for classroom learning and creative inspiration. Educators from any discipline may apply; the opportunity is intentionally interdisciplinary and not limited to visual arts.

*Carnegie Museum of Art partner districts currently include Avonworth School District, Propel Schools, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Winchester Thurston School, and Woodland Hills School District.

What is the experience?

The residency is structured for collaborative and individual participation with the end goal of developing lesson plans and learning tools that connect the resources of the museum to multidisciplinary learning and supportive skills, such as social, emotional, creative, and critical thinking and observation. Group time includes workshops led by museum staff, docents, featured guests from the arts and education fields, and behind-the-scenes access to staff and spaces within the museum.

Residents produce a number of interdisciplinary lesson plans, ranging from language arts to civics to biology, and using artwork as a foundation. Plans will become open source, available on the museum’s website — you can see the lesson plans from the previous cohorts here. Educators who choose to participate should be open-minded to interdisciplinary thinking and process.

2023 Program Details

  • Session 1: June 19—July 7, 2023
  • Session 2: July 10—July 28, 2023

Sessions are held in-person at Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. on Thursdays. Residents receive free admission and free parking in our garage for the entire duration of the sessions and are encouraged to come on-site during asynchronous days to explore the museum and connect with museum staff for drop-in hours.

Residents will receive a $750 honorarium.

The application period for the Summer 2023 residency will open in February 2023.

Questions? Email us at teachers@cmoa.org.

Last Year’s Residency

In this short video, learn about the experience that last year’s residents shared at the museum.