Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for over 25 years
For over 25 years, the Community Arts Partnership's grants, events, programs and services have been a driving force behind the vibrant arts community of Ithaca and the neighboring towns and villages. ...  Read more
Your donation supports CAP in all we do for funding and programming the arts! ...  Read more
If your studio or office is a cluttered mess or if it hinders your creativity, take this workshop!!! ...  Read more
This amazing annual sale of forgotten art starts on Gallery Night and runs through November! ...  Read more
The Tompkins County Poet Laureate is administered by CAP! ...  Read more
We have grants for artist residencies in the public schools and after-school programs....  Read more

Arts Partnership Success Story

Lisa Tsetse worked with pre-K students BJM Elementary School for a long arts residency called "All in a Day," a 5 month project using  creative movement arts and literacy that the children REALLY ENJOYED and helped them with literacy (and much more) through story, dance and music.

In the words of their teachers!:

  • Many of the students who are a little behind academically excelled during these times, and others who are academically strong were pushed to challenge themselves (confidence and strength)
  • While the students responded enthusastically to their natural desire to roll, run, leap and jump - they were subtly led by Lisa to redirect and extend their skills to higher order skills like following directions, literacy, building self-control, and rhythm.  Space navigation and bodily awareness were the most amazing aspects of this year's residency. "Stage Fright" is not in their lexicon...  Read more