Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for over 25 years

2016 Grant Recipients

While CAP provides a number of services, possibly the most wide-ranging are their grant programs.  Since 1992, CAP has administered over 3.5 million!

2016 Grants for Arts Programs (GAP) - $46,450
Funded through NYSCA, GAP grants for not-for-profit organizations make funds available throughout the County to libraries, arts organizations, towns, villages, community centers and the like for professional arts and cultural projects. Funded projects must be open to and promoted to the general public and take place in calendar year 2016.

Ballet Guild
Brooktondale Community Center, Mural Project
Cayuga Vocal Ensemble
Center for Transformative Action
(Sponsor for Ithaca City of Asylum)
Cherry Arts
Danby Community Council, Danby Concert Series
Dorothy Cotton Jubllee Singers
Downtown Ithaca Alliance (Art in the Heart, Gallery Night)
Dryden Intergenerational Chorus and Band
Dryden Village, Dryden and Ellis Hollow Music Series
Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Senior Programming & Teen Theatre
Groton Library
Groton Village, Summer Concert Series & Annual Art Show
Ink Shop Printmaking Center
Ithaca Youth Bureau, Tin Can Fantasy Factory theatre
Ithaca Community Chorus
Ithaca Community Orchestra
Ithaca Concert Band
Ithaca Fantastik
Film Festival
Ithaca Gay Men's Choir
Ithaca Shakespeare
Ithaca Underground
Ithaca, City
(more electrical boxes)
Lansing Community Library
Lansing Parks and Rec
(East Shore Festival)
Latino Civic Association (for Cultura! Ithaca)
Lifelong (Senior Theatre Troupe)
Running To Places
Southside Community Center
Southworth Library
State of the Art Gallery
Tompkins County Public Library
Triphammer Arts
Ulysses Library

2016 Artist in Community Grants-$5,000
Funded through NYSCA, Artist in Community Grants are awarded to Tompkins County artists. The grant supports the creation of new work of artists whose interaction with communities is an integral part of their art-making.

Khalil Bey, Visual Artist: Southside Community Center residence
Sue Perlgut, Director, Filmmaker: Creation of Play

2016 Arts Education Grants-$8,700
Funded through NYSCA, The Arts Education Grants are designed to assist artists and schools in developing and implementing visual and performing arts residencies that are integrated into the core curriculum.

Margaret Corbit, Wes Blauvelt, Enfield Elementary: NY Natives Mosaic Project
Dr. Radio Cremata, TST BOCES, Assessing Music through Modern Band
Anne Mazer, Cayuga Heights Elementary, "Spilling Ink," storytelling workshop
Ann Reichlin, Caroline Elementary, "Make Way for Play"
Lisa Tsetse, BJM Elementary: "Inside Outside, Upside Down," discovering through dance
Helen Bigsby, all ICSD pre-K: Johnson Museum project
Wendy Keningsberg, New Roots: Brand Identity for seniors

2016 SOS Grant Recipients
Funded through a private foundation, the Specific Opportunity Stipend funds Tompkins County artists who have an opportunity that will significantly advance their artistic career.

Brian Arnold, Photographer, Invite to Jakarta, exhibit at Johnson Museum
Billy Cote, musician, Madder Rose single release

Mary Gilliland, Poet, Residency at MASS MoCA
Ross Haarstad, Theatre Director, Two theatre projects
Momoko Keane, Ceramist, Smithsonian Craft Show in DC
Hobit Lafaye, Photographer, Adirondack Photo Workshop attendance
Mary Lorson, Musician, recording costs
Erica Mims, Fiber Artist, New work and mentorship
David Neal, Baritone, Recording of commissioned work
Matthew Ocone, Guitarist, Development of Puppet Theatre
Dacha Presents: Theater group, Ithaca Festival performance
Jackie Richardson, Jeweler, Purchase of kiln
Jim Self, Visual Artist, Exhbition at Moosewood Restaurant
Karlem Sivira, Visual Artist, Residency in Iceland
Elizabeth Shuhan, Musician, Ithaca Flute Duo
Sera Smolen, Cellist, Teaching Tool production
Melissa Zarem, Visual Artist, Residency at the Saltonstall Foundation
Treacy Ziegler, Visual Artist, Exhibit in Morris Graves, CA

2015 Arts and Culture Organizational Development - $192,000
CAP administers Arts and Culture Organizational Development program with funds from the Tompkins County Tourism Program. The goal of the program is to stabilize and develop the arts and cultural tourism assets of the County. Applicants are by invitation only.


Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
Hangar Theatre
Kitchen Theatre
History Center in Tompkins County
Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center (PRI's public venues for education)
State Theatre