The Chautauqua School of Art, a centerpiece of the renowned Chautauqua Institution’s Chautauqua Visual Arts program (CVA), is an incubator of inclusive and expansive programming in the visual arts. The School of Art Residency Program is composed of workshops, 24-hour private studio access, and one-on-one time with faculty members and visiting artists. The curriculum intentionally breaks from the traditional methods of art education that silo disciplines from each other, and instead embraces a full range of studio and pragmatic studies. This intergenerational program allows participants time to develop their work and investigate professional development, contemporary pedagogy, writing in the 21st century, and the relevance of art history today.

The 2021 School of Art Residency Program is multigenerational, inclusive, and centered on working with thought leaders in small and intimate group settings. Participants in our program will work closely with our lead faculty and have the opportunity to interact with visiting artists through our vibrant lecture series, group symposiums, and workshops. Each resident will also have their work featured in a group exhibition at our CVA Galleries. All participants will become part of a larger online CVA community, being provided with continued support and resources through our expansive alumni program.  

CVA offers the opportunity for the kind of sustained and focused time for research, experimentation, engagement, interaction with different fields in the arts, and performance that is not available in academic settings. Our program is open to all over the age of 21, without any media or educational restrictions. If you are creative, curious, hard-working, and generous, we are interested in having you. 

The deadline to apply for the 2021 School of Art Residency is March 2. Lead faculty will review all applications, those who aren’t accepted will receive feedback and more. Visit for more information and apply today!

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