Muskoka Chautauqua is a community that nurtures curiosity and creativity

Thank you so much for the opportunity to be the Artist-in-Residence at Cleves this year! It was an amazingly rich and rewarding experience.. Going with the flow each day, meeting wonderful students and meeting the team at Muskoka Chautauqua. THANK YOU



Just keep up the good work – We really appreciate it!


The best way to describe Muskoka Chautauqua is that it feels like home or like Grandma’s House. Such a positive vibe and community of supporting artists


Thank you for the experience you gave us of Muskoka and Chautauqua and cranberries and the enchanting Wasan Island and a real autumn too—all in such a very short time!

You provided another new dimension of Chautauqua which brought us home deepened and inspired to continue our Chautauqua work with fervor!

M & K

On behalf of those guests attending this year’s gathering, I thank you for a job well done! The facility was well-appointed and comfortable (hotel), the retreat centre- peaceful and picturesque, the cuisine- hearty and delicious and the company- phenomenal!

So glad we could enjoy Muskoka Lakes fall colours and breathtaking scenery—and that we could get a sample of one of your programs, and hear more in depth, about some others.

Probably most everyone’s favorite part is hearing programs/initiatives from other Chautauquas—and giving thought to how we might adopt such ideas to run our home Chautauquas. I know I’m still swirling around many ideas in my head.
It was our pleasure to be your guests and enjoy your fine Canadian hospitality.