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Cleveland Institute of Art

Creativity Matters

aka CIA   |   Cleveland, OH   |  https://www.cia.edu/

Mission

To cultivate creative leaders who inspire people, strengthen communities, and contribute to a thriving and sustainable economy through an innovative education in art and design.

Ruling year info

1920

President + CEO

Kathryn Heidemann

Main address

11610 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44106 USA

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Formerly known as

Western Reserve School of Design for Women

Cleveland School of Art

EIN

34-0714334

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Art Museums (A51)

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Our programs

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

CIA prepares students for professional life through a world-class education that combines a rigorous curriculum, advanced technical training, real-world experience, strong faculty mentorship, and training in the business aspects of their fields. Our BFA program encourages students to explore their vision and develop their skills through an interdisciplinary curriculum that contains rigorous liberal arts requirements as well as 13 majors in fine and applied art. CIA offers a full-length studio day with hybrid seminar/studio courses; dedicated studio spaces within each major; cutting-edge technology, equipment, and facilities; project- and team-based learning; and programs that promote critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and advanced leadership skills. Our alumni become leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs who solve problems, establish businesses, create jobs, build new industries, and contribute to the cultural richness of their communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Students
Artists and performers

CIA’s free, public gallery exhibitions and programs are part of the College’s commitment to increasing community access to the arts. They provide cultural enrichment for thousands of Cleveland area residents, giving community members opportunities to interact with a wide range of contemporary art and artists. By providing thoughtfully curated exhibitions in our Reinberger Gallery, we showcase the work of emerging, regional, and world-renowned artists. Our students, faculty, and alumni organize exhibitions in our Ann and Norman Roulet Student + Alumni Gallery, where they can experiment with and sharpen their skills in curation, installation, and critical analysis. We also engage our community through dozens of public events and gatherings throughout the year, including receptions, artist lectures, panel discussions, studio visits, and tours.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Academics
Artists and performers

Through our Continuing Education + Community Outreach department, CIA offers educational opportunities to members of the public, including classes for youth and adults in fine arts, design, and craft, as well as professional development workshops for K-12 teachers. Each year, thousands of community members take continuing education classes at CIA. The College also hosts the Annual Greater Cleveland Scholastic Art + Writing Competition and Exhibition, which garners several thousand entries from emerging artists and writers in grades 7-12 from Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake counties. Each summer, CIA’s intensive residential summer program, Pre-College, offers high school students the chance to live in our residence halls, take college-level art courses in our state-of-the-art facilities, and visit local cultural institutions. Pre-College helps high school students to refine their techniques, build their portfolios, and learn about colleges and careers while earning college credit. In order to keep our programs and classes affordable and accessible, CIA offers reduced fees to those with financial needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Academics
Artists and performers

Founded in 1986, the CIA Cinematheque is one of the country’s best repertory movie theaters, according to the New York Times. The alternative film theater shows classic, foreign, and independent films 50 weekends of the year. Screenings take place in CIA’s state-of-the-art Peter B. Lewis Theater, which opened in 2015 and features a 36-foot-wide screen, 4K digital and 35mm film projection, and Dolby Digital 7.1 sound, making it one of the most versatile theaters in the region for the variety of formats it can screen. Everything the Cinematheque shows is a Cleveland exclusive at the time of its showing, and most films show theatrically no place else in the region. Each year, more than 15,000 filmgoers enjoy hundreds of classic, independent, foreign, and restored films, with many screenings accompanied by panels and talks by filmmakers, actors, and film scholars.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) 2021

College Board 2021

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) 2021

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) 2021

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2021

International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) 2021

EAB 2021

University Circle, Inc. 2021

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) 2021

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Goals & Strategy

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How we listen

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Financials

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Cleveland Institute of Art

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Cynthia Prior Gascoigne

Cleveland Institute of Art

Term: 2022 - 2025

Josephine Anderson

Community Leader

Amy Bendall

Progressive Insurance

Marianne Bernadotte

Consulate of Switzerland in Cleveland

William Busta

William Busta Gallery (retired)

David Buttram '89

Artist

Ruth Swetland Eppig

The Sears-Swetland Family Foundation

August Fluker

Fluker Consulting LLC

Margaret Fulton-Mueller

Community Leader

Cynthia A. Prior Gascoigne

Baywater Capital Partners, Ltd.

Matthew L. Greene

Eaton (retired); Matthew Greene Photography

Howard M. Groedel

Ulmer & Berne, LLP

Curlee R. Holton

University of Maryland

James D. Lincoln

Boot Island Group

William N. Masters

MastersLaw

Laura F. Ospanik '80

Cleveland Art Association

Paul Pesses

Carnegie Companies

Michael H. Port

MHPort Consulting, LLC

Peter J. Pronovost

University Hospitals

Mark A. Reigelman '06

Reigelman Studios

Greg S. Shaw

Haeuser Co., Inc.

Robert M. Siewert

Glenmede

Mark K. Smith

Covalent Advisors; Capacity Holdings, LLC

Carey L. Spencer

Key Private Bank

Janet A. Spreen

BakerHostetler

Cathy Stamler

Stamler Design

Martin Tarr

360 Alley

Grosvie Cooley

Community Leader

Lynne Shlonsky

American Greetings

John Mueller

Partners Private Equity, LLC (retired)

Kyla Epstein Schneider

Ratliff & Taylor

Angela McDonald-Fisher

Community Leader

Christopher Howse

Community Leader

Heather Holmes

Community Leader

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/14/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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