Telling Kentucky's Story

Application to Become a Chautauquan


We will not be accepting applications for new Chautauquans until March of 2019. We do not have any plans this year for hiring new Chautauquans. Please check back later.

Applications are due no later than March 31, 2019. Auditions will be held in June 2019. You will be notified in writing if you are invited to come in to audition.

This form is used to apply to join the Kentucky Chautauqua with a new character.

Application to Become a Chautauquan












Please remember this person must be deceased.






Please include why this story is of interest and importance to Kentuckians. You may wish to keep in mind that over 1/2 of these presentations take place in schools around Kentucky. You might want to choose a character appropriate to schools.


Please list you top five sources of information to be in developing your character.


You should email your vita to kathleen.poole@uky.edu or fax it 859-257-5933 or mail to Kentucky Humanities Council 206 E. Maxwell St., Lexington, KY 40508.