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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

2015 SOS Grant Recipients (2016 will be posted in May and November)

Ben Altman -Photographer: Solo Exhibit at CSMA
Max Buckholtz - Musician, Violist: European Tour of Journey West
Samuel Buggeln - Theatre Director: Istanbul Conference
Gwen Bullock - Photographer: Exhibition in Tinos, Greece
Austin Bunn - Screenwriter: Screening "In the hollow" at Toronto's inside out film
Regi Carpenter - Storyteller: Stories/workshops in New Zealand
Mandy Caughey - Video and Butoh: Attend Ithaca Actors Workshop
Camille Chew - Print maker and illustrator: Attended the Light Grey Art camp, Utah
Anna Coogan - Musician: create a single for European tour
Naomi Edmark - Visual Artist: exhibit at Stella's
Steve Ellis - Visual Artist: IIFFF visual art exhibition
Jim Garmhausen - Illustrator, Painter - "Eye Gallery" exhibit
Lily Gershon -Puppeteer: Creation of a new puppet show
Sarah Gotowka - Fiber Art: Handwerker Gallery exhibit
Scott Hitz - Puppetier: Devopment of original production
Mary Beth Ihnken - Visual Artist: Professional development
Wendy Ives - Fiber Art: Workshop fees
Sorayya Khan - Writer: Islamabad Literary festival
Becky Lane - Filmmaker: Barcelona Film Festival
Mary Lorson
- Computer/Lyricist: Performance of signals
Xanthe Matychak - Sculptor: Creation of new work
Leslyn McBean-Clairborne - Actor: Creation of theater piece
Margaret Reed - Visual Artist: Dryden Road parking garage mural
Mary Reynolds - Visual Art: Van rental and display for fair
Mary Roberts - Visual Art: CAP exhibition preparations
Joshua Rollin - Composer: Radio play
Kadie Salfi - Mixed Media - Park School partnership
Michael Sampson - Painter: Website development
Venissa Santi
- Singer/composer: Kimmel Center Jazz Residency
Marie Sirakos - Playwright: Women in Jazz play writing project
Jessica Smith, Nick Merillat - Musicians: Inertia Two in Concert
Jennie Stearns - Singer, songwriter: Music Demo
Elbonee Stevenson - Singer/Playwright: Gospel-based play development
Stan Stewart - Performance: Improvisational group start up
Pamela Tan - Visual art/Film: Animated film
Jesse Townsley -  Visual Artist: CAP Art space solo show

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