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Foundation scholarships allow arts students to thrive at Chautauqua

Foundation scholarships allow arts students to thrive at Chautauqua

This year, 208 students at Chautauqua Institution have received 248 generous scholarship gifts from Chautauquans who are committed to seeing artists of diverse backgrounds thrive on the grounds. In total, the scholarships awarded by the Chautauqua Foundation provide $352,381 to students who would not otherwise be able to pursue an artistic education at the Institution.

McKibbins’ support helps art student to immerse herself in her work

McKibbins’ support helps art student to immerse herself in her work

For many artists, studying at the Chautauqua School of Art is a unique and incredible opportunity to create a body of work, to connect with other students and teachers, to hone in on their true artistic form or to experiment with a new direction. And for many students, generous gifts and endowed scholarships make an otherwise out-of-reach experience possible.

For Erika McIlnay, a graduate student in sculpture at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, coming to Chautauqua gives her the time to try incorporating new media into her work.

“I found that here, I’ve had time to think about where my work is going, and I’ve shifted quite a bit since,” she said. “Having the time to actually think and work has been great — and the opportunity to be in this environment.”