“Friends of” Groups
Chautauqua Institution is blessed with a large community of volunteers that support the many programs that take place each summer. Our many “Friends of” groups and their networks help to strengthen connections between Chautauquans and our resident artists and presenters.
Friends of Chautauqua Theater
Since 1994, the Friends of Chautauqua Theater Company have played an important role in encouraging Chautauqua Institution’s commitment to theater as a vital part of the performing arts during the season.
The Chautauqua Opera Guild serves as the advocacy group in support of the Chautauqua Opera Company.
Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center
Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, formerly known as Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends (CLAF), is a volunteer network of writers and readers who work year-round in support of Chautauqua Literary Arts.
CLSC Alumni Association
The Alumni Association of the CLSC was incorporated in 1893 to provide an organization that encourages CLSC graduates to continue reading and study.
Enhance your symphony experience by becoming a member of Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra League.
Friends of CVA
Friends of CVA (formerly VACI Partners) is an all-volunteer membership organization with a mission to promote awareness, education, appreciation and excellence in the visual arts at Chautauqua Institution.
Chautauqua Dance Circle
The Chautauqua Dance Circle enables Chautauquans to support the Chautauqua Institution program of dance, provide scholarships to exceptional students and energize all enthusiasts of dance.