STUDENTS HELP MAKE US CONTEMPORARY. With a finger on the pulse of the latest cultural trends, high school and university students are ideal audiences and collaborative partners for MOCA Cleveland. To fuel their creativity, the Museum offers Tinker Space [Teens], a monthly program for 13 to 17 year-olds that invites them to experiment with the ideas, methods, and tools used by today’s artists. MOCA Cleveland programs like concerts, artist talks, curator-led tours, and dance performances also cater to the interests of young adults.

MOCA Cleveland coordinates special programs and events for teens with the help of Cleveland Metropolitan High School juniors enrolled in our immersive ACE (Art & Culture Enterprise) program. Selected through a competitive application process, ACE students are drawn from Cleveland School of the Arts and the School of Architecture and Design at John Hay High School. ACE students participate in regular, onsite activities at the Museum throughout the academic year leading to the production of teen-based events and an ACE exhibition in our education galleries.
Internships are a great way for university students to engage with MOCA Cleveland. The Museum has established internship opportunities for art and art history students at Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University as well as offers specific internship opportunities for any college student or recent graduate from colleges here and beyond. For high school students, University Circle’s Future Connection program gives teens the opportunity to conduct intensive paid summer internships at MOCA Cleveland. Visit the internship page for more details.