Institutional Partnerships

The Chautauqua Visual Arts (CVA) welcomes partnerships with various institutions and organizations who are aligned with our mission and values to further the lives of artists. We are currently collaborating with the institutions listed below by exchanging information, sharing resources and cross-marketing our programs. Our similar missions allow us to build opportunities for students, alumni and emerging artists all over the world. We are open to many different kinds of partnerships and currently inviting more partners into our exciting CVA Experience. If you would like to join us, please contact Sharon Louden, Sydelle Sonkin and Herb Siegel Artistic Director, at slouden@chq.org. We are excited to talk with you, to share and exchange, and for you to visit.

One of the many benefits of being a CVA Partner is visiting us. Starting in 2021, in an effort to increase exchange and sharing of information and resources, we will invite our current partners to visit Chautauqua Institution and the Chautauqua Visual Arts. We hope by meeting in person, we can come up with new ideas, funding possibilities and opportunities between institutions. We provide bed and breakfast lodging for you and your family members at a reduced cost to be with us during Weeks Five, Six and Seven of our 2021 season. Feel free to inquire for more information!

Our Partners

Augusta University will offer one matching or full scholarships to one of their students.

AICAD will share Chautauqua School of Art’s residency program applications to all of their members and their students as well as engage in exhibition opportunities for their fellows.

Artspace New Haven will offer one artist from Connecticut a Project Room exhibition should they receive admission into the School of Art residency program each year.

Austin Peay State University: Two APSU students are fully financially supported to participate in the Chautauqua School of Art seven-week program annually. See the news release about our exciting partnership which was created in 2019.

Burchfield Penney Arts Center will collaborate with CVA to provide an artist from New York state to speak in VACI’s lecture series.

California College of the Arts (CCA) will contribute funds to a student who is accepted into the Chautauqua School of Art Residency program.

Cornish College of the Arts offers a matching scholarship for one or more of their students to attend Chautauqua School of Art annually.

Eastern Tennessee State University Department of Art & Design will give $500 or more toward one of their students to attend Chautauqua School of Art.

Foundwork will give each of the participants of the Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program a presence on their site for free for one year.

Fredonia State University of New York will offer 1-3 college credits for any student who is accepted into the Chautauqua School of Art residency program.

Georgia Southern University will match one or more scholarships should their students be accepted into the Chautauqua School of Art Residency program.

Golden Artists Colors will contribute art supplies to three of the accepted students who will attend the Chautauqua School of Art residency program.

The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality and CVA Mentors collaborate to curate exhibitions and support connecting local artists to Chautauqua School of Art emerging artists. 

Grinnell College will offer a matching scholarship to one their students.

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) will give a discount for membership to School of Art residency participants, both CVA and ISC will exchange and provide opportunities for artists, and possibilities for ISC to hold events at Chautauqua in the future.

Thanks to generous funding from a donor, if an alumnus from the High School of Art and Design is accepted into the Chautauqua School of Art, they will receive a full scholarship to attend.

Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) is an active partner in providing opportunities for CVA’s mentors and students as well as the Executive Director and KMA members visiting, participating in CVA’s programming and providing opportunities for artists from upstate New York surrounding KMA.

Marshall University will offer a matching scholarship to one of their students to attend the Chautauqua School of Art Residency annually.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design will provide a full scholarship to one of their alumni who is accepted into Chautauqua School of Art’s residency program.

Maryland Institute College of Art will give $500 ore more toward to one of their students to attend Chautauqua School of Art. 

New York Studio School Alumni Association: $1000 will be given to an alumnus from the New York Studio School should they gain acceptance into the Chautauqua School of Art.

Ohio University will provide a faculty to visit and speak in VACI’s lecture series as well as a matching scholarship for one of their students.

Pratt Institute: The inaugural Pratt/VACI Fellowship in Pedagogy enables a graduate student to teach a course through the training of Hasan Elahi, VACI Core Faculty in Chautauqua’s School of Art Residency Program. For more information, see the PDF at this link.

Ringling College of Art and Design will give a full scholarship to support one of their juniors or seniors.

The Schweinfurth Art Center will offer exhibition opportunities to the CVA alumni, sharing community activities, events and programming.

Tyler School of Art at Temple University will provide a full scholarship to a student should they be accepted into the residency program.

The University of Arkansas will offer a matching scholarship to one of their students to attend the Chautauqua School of Art Residency annually.

The University of Central Arkansas will offer matching scholarships to one or two of their students.

The University of Cincinnati offers internships to  train as young educators in the CVA School of Art and Galleries.

The University of Houston will contribute to a student’s fees to attend the Chautauqua School of Art residency program.

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will offer up to three matching scholarships for three of their students.

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will support a student to work in the VACI Galleries for the season.

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is active in an exchange with VACI for the possibility of future support of their students and encouragement for them to apply. 

The Wythe Hotel, the first art hotel located in Brooklyn, New York is generously providing space to VACI faculty and staff for programming meetings and juries of applications for the Chautauqua School of Art Residency.

Yale University is offering an apprenticeship to one of their junior undergraduate students to work with the Chautauqua School of Art Mentors.

While all of our partner schools encourage their students to plan for a summer session CVA experience as part of their professional development plan, many of our partner schools also have established special programs as an additional aspect of their relationship with Chautauqua School of Art. To be clear, applications are judged by merit. A partnership with a school does not guarantee a student or emerging artist acceptance into our School of Art residency program. We encourage those who are not attending these colleges and/or other institutions to apply. For more information about financial aid, please visit our General Information and Costs page on our website.

Memberships & Affiliations

Chautauqua School of Art is a member of the Alliance of Artists Communities.

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