VACI welcomes partnerships with institutions who are aligned with our mission 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 and emerging artists all across the country. We are currently inviting more partners into our exciting VACI Experience. If you would like to join us, please contact Artistic Director Sharon Louden at art@chq.org.


Partner Schools

 

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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley logo

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Marshall University

 

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Partner Programs

While all of our partner schools encourage their students to plan for a summer session VACI 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.

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

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.

California College of the Arts (CCA) will give $2,000 to a student who is accepted into the Chautauqua School of Art Residency program.

Cornish College of the Arts offers matching scholarships for one or two of their students to attend Chautauqua School of Art annually.

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 VACI core faculty collaborate curating exhibitions and support connecting local artists to Chautauqua School of Art emerging artists. 

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

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.

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

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

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.

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 two internships to two ceramic students for the summer to teach Special Studies courses and train as young educators at VACI.

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

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

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

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 study with the Chautauqua School of Art core faculty.