Our History

early Chaut audienceChautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities.

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Our Mission

IMG 9843CHQ as a community celebrates, encourages and studies the arts and treats them as integral to all of learning. With symphony, opera, theater, dance, visual arts and a renowned music school, CHQ produces an "ecstatic mix" of programming that can be found nowhere else.

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President and Board

MHill 2017 rd 2331Michael E. Hill was selected as the 18th president of Chautauqua Institution on Nov. 4, 2016. He first came to the Institution in 1996 as Assistant Editor/Copy Editor of The Chautauquan Daily.

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Staff

Porchchat Master sk 4Directory of staff telephone numbers and email addresses. CHQ's primary administrative offices are located in the Colonnade on Bestor Plaza.

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Amphitheater Renewal Project

Previous C04 0708 smThe Chautauqua Amphitheater — the “Amp” — functions as our community’s most important place for assembly around arts, culture, and worship. What we see today is the result of decades of changes, and CHQ Institution intends to renew the Amp to meet the community’s needs for the next 100 years.

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Community

GreatAmericanPicnic10071815 RW masterWhether you are a year-round resident or a first-time visitor, CHQ is a vibrant community that encourages exploration of the natural and built environment and engagement with your neighbors.

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CPOA (Property Owners)

CHQ 07292015 0247The Chautauqua Property Owners Association serves as a communication link between individuals who own residences on the grounds and the administrative officers and trustees of Chautauqua Institution.

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Policy

CHQ 08092015 2081Chautauqua Institution policies.

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Property & Construction Resources

0617 Construction RLG02master landingpgThe built environment is an integral and vital component of the fabric of Chautauqua. Private property owners have the privilege and responsibility to improve and maintain this fabric through revitalization efforts as well as the occasional construction of a new dwelling.

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