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CAP was founded in 1990 to act as an advocate for the arts, serve the public by providing services and resources for county artists and arts organizations, and encourage collaboration among arts, education, business, civic and government organizations.Learn more
While CAP provides a number of services, possibly the most wide-ranging are their grant programs. Since 1992, the amount of grant funds CAP has administered totals $2,558,000!
Here are our 2013 grant recipients!
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 2013.
Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, "Poetry and Song" a capella performance
Center for Transformative Action, Sponsor for Ithaca City of Asylum, "Voices of Freedom" literary reading
Danby Community Council Danby free Concert Series
Downtown Ithaca Alliance "Art in the Heart" AND monthly Gallery Nights
Town of Dryden Dryden Intergenerational Band and Chorus
Greater Ithaca Activities Center Performance Arts for Seniors
Groton Public Library Children's Programming
Village of Groton Housing Authority Art Show as part of Groton Old Home Days
Village of Groton Groton Summer Concert Series
Ink Shop Printmaking Center Gallery Exhibitions
Ithaca Ballet Performance of "The Little Mermaid"
Ithaca Community Choruses Concert Series
Ithaca Community Orchestra Concert Series
Ithaca Concert Band Concert Series
Ithaca Gay Men's Choir Concert Series
Ithaca Youth Bureau Tin Can Fantasy Factory youth theatre
Lansing Community Library Children's Programming
Town of Lansing, Sponsor for East Shore Festival, East Shore Festival for the Arts
Latino Civic Association Latino Heritage Month Celebration
Multicultural Resource Center Performances at First People's Festival
Music's Recreation Sponsor for Women's Work, Women's Work Concert
Newfield Public Library Children's programming
Running To Places Theatrical Season of Teen Theater
Saltonstall Foundation, Sponsor for Complimenta, Complimenta(II) Arts Event
Seventh Art Corporation, Sponsor for Fantastic Film Festival
Southside Community Center Jazz Performances at Juneteenth
Southside Community Center, Revolution Art Gallery
Southworth Library Children's programming
State of the Art Gallery Exhibit Season
Tompkins County Public Library A year of visual art exhibitions
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts Northern Light Films for Families
Ulysses Philomathic Library Children's Programming
Ulysses Philomathic Library, Sponsor for Trumansburg Chorus Concert Season
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.
Sarah Chalmers Simmons, for "Parent Stories", a collaborative theater project.
Funded through local donations to CAP, the CAP Fellowship has five $1,000 awards for local artists. This year all five recipients are visual artists. The decisions of the panel is based mostly on the artists' work sample.
Rob Licht, visual artist, www.roblicht.com
Cuba Ray, visual artist, www.cubarayartist.com
Carol Rubenstein, poet, http://www.ohioswallow.com/author/Carol+Rubenstein
John Scott, www.magpieproductions.com
Sylvia Taylor, visual artist, www.arttrail.com
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.
Gwen Elizabeth Bullock
a digital photography and photoshop residency with Boynton Middle School eighth graders.
"Storytelling for Change", a residency at Lehman Alternatives School. 9th to 12th graders.
"WWII Oral Histories, Local Elders Tell Their Stories", a residency at New Roots School 10th graders.
"The Shape I'm In: the Beauty in Me", a residency at TST Boces, 9th to 12th graders.