Chautauqua Institution is committed to serving as a year-round arts education resource for the students and families of Chautauqua County. Reaching beyond the summer gates, the Institution promotes excellence and creativity in engagement with the arts for the youth of our region.

Through partnerships with organizations such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Florida Studio Theatre, Chautauqua Institution is able to foster relationships with local educators to provide enriching arts educational opportunities for students throughout the county.

Generous support for Arts Education initiatives has been
provided by:

Paul and Marnette Perry

Mark and Patt Suwyn

The Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education

Greater Washington Community Foundation

Western New York Foundation

Professional Development and Appreciation for Teachers

libraryIn collaboration with local school systems, CHQ is a year-round resource for arts-integrated teacher training and development.

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Differently-Abled Students

IMG 5817Serving students of all abilities is a focus of the arts at CHQ, and two residencies are in their third year.

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Young Playwrights Project

0625 YoungPlaywrights CB 01Chautauqua Institution is proud to partner with Florida Studio Theatre to present an interactive, three part playwriting project for area third and fourth grade students from Chautauqua Lake, Panama, Fletcher (Jamestown), Ripley and Westfield Elementary Schools.

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Visual Arts Gallery Field Trips

fowler kellog galleryChautauqua Institution invites area schoolchildren grades 4 and up to join us on the grounds at the end of June to learn about and explore our visual art galleries.

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Chautauqua Opera Invasion: The Bremen Town Musicians

IMG 1113Chautauqua Opera Young Artists work directly with students in the classroom, followed by a 45-minute presentation for the entire school.

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Chautauqua Amphitheater Field Trip: Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet

CRYB 1 landingpageThe Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet presents an exclusive preview performance of their Spring Gala for area students in the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater.

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Chautauqua Music Camps

082016 musiccamps dm 04The Chautauqua Music Camps features three camps in one: Orchestra Camp, Middle School Band Camp and High School Jazz Camp.

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