Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for over 25 years
from Megan and Robin during this time of quarantine...  Read more
We received enough donations to the this fund to offer Round Two! ...  Read more
This list of local events by our artists and arts organizations, and COVID-19 Emergency Resources will be updated weekly. ...  Read more
Your donation in 2020 is crucial for the continuation of our wonderful programs, resources, and grants. ...  Read more
We are posting a 1-3 minutes video a day! Our intention is to offer you a break from the stress of the virus, to keep our wonderful local artist community engaged with the public, and to offer insights into the joy of creation and art. Here's the link. ...  Read more
Friends of the Arts Award to Ithaca College and Judith Pratt/Thomas Bruce. ...  Read more

Arts Partnership Success Story

Posted May 22, 2020

When I can once again stand with my singers...

“Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity and all that I learned… when I can once again stand with my singers and make music together I will be a better teacher and conductor…”

Recently, music teacher, choral conductor, and native Ithacan Emily Richards was awarded CAP’s Specific Opportunity Stipend (SOS) in order to attend the American Choral Director’s Conference in October, 2019, where she took part in workshops on topics such as learner variabilities in the choral classroom and culturally responsive choral arranging.

“One of the highlights for me was the performance and subsequent workshop by VOICES 21C, a chamber choir whose purpose is to promote global understanding by representing the voices of the silenced, the forgotten, and the marginalized. Their music and message were...  Read more