How to Book School Programs

Selecting and booking the program:

  1. Browse through our list of characters, and contact your selected Chautauqua performer at least four weeks prior to the event to see if s/he is available to speak to your group.
    • Refer to grade level suggestions and curriculum ideas to inform your decision. Please note that the presentations are not appropriate for grades K-3. Please contact your speaker before contacting Kentucky Humanities.
  2. Once a date/time is confirmed with the presenter, fill out and submit a booking form.
  3. You will receive a packet in the mail. This packet will include your contract, an invoice, an evaluation form, and promotional materials.
  4. Sign and send one copy of the contract along with your booking fee and invoice to Kentucky Humanities.

Send another copy of your contract to the presenter.

Kentucky Humanities will pay the presenter directly. Kentucky Humanities will provide lodging for the presenter, if needed.


  1. Utilize the curriculum guide to connect the presentation to your lessons.
  2. Read the introduction for the Chautauqua presenter.
  3. Review pre-show questions.
  4. Review audience behavior with your students.

Enjoy the presentation!


  1. Send the Educator’s Report evaluation form to Kentucky Humanities.
    • This form can also be submitted online.
  2. Write thank you letters to sponsors and legislators.

Following your program, you will be receiving a letter in the mail with more information.