Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program

The Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program welcomes artists ages 21 and older who have yet to receive wide recognition of their work. College enrollment is not a requirement to attend our program. Artists who engage in all media are encouraged to apply. This is an environment that promotes intergenerational collaboration, exchange, research and an openness to other art forms at Chautauqua, including dance, theater, music, literature and more. It is meant to be a safe, brave space to share, experiment and freely express.

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Applications will open on March 2, 2023

June 26–August 12, 2022*

Every participant in the Chautauqua School of Art residency program has the opportunity to show their work in a group exhibition in our galleries, sell their work, engage in group projects, present other artists’ works, and have the freedom to do performances, group projects, lectures and more. We welcome international artists from far and wide. To apply, check out our application page, which explains our transparent jury process. We are proud to share that anyone who does not gain acceptance into our program receives feedback on their application. JOIN US! We welcome you!

*Accepted applicants who would like to take full advantage of Chautauqua Institution’s 9 week calendar now have that opportunity. For the first time, we are offering the option of renting studios the week before (June 18 – 25, 2022) and two weeks after (August 13 – 26, 2022) the residency program for a nominal fee to ensure an extensive total 9 week season at Chautauqua Institution.

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