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

CAP Grants

CAP has six grant programs for artists, arts organizations, not-for-profits, and muralists!
 

Upcoming Grant Writing Workshops on August 17 and September 7.  Click here for our workshop page  

Specific Opportunity Stipend of Tompkins County ("SOS Tompkins")

SOS Tompkins is designed to support Tompkins County artists (of all disciplines) with a consistent record of producing art. The grants will also support artists at the beginning of an artistic career. The grant can be used for projects or opportunities that have an impact on or give a step up to the artist's professional career. Artists can apply for costs associated with these specific projects or opportunities, such as travel costs, performance expenses, exhibition costs, and the like.

DEADLINES: October 12, 2017 for opportunities from November 2017 to June 2018
GUIDELINES / APPLICATION:  Here as word doc / Here as pdf


Grants for Arts Programs (GAP)

Funds are awarded to not for profits throughout the County such as libraries, arts organizations, towns, villages, community centers and the like for professional arts and cultural projects. (Individual artists can apply to "GAP" by finding a not-for-profit organization to sponsor their event.) Funded projects must be arts and cultural in nature, open to and promoted to the general public of Tompkins County.  Preference is given to requests that reach underserved areas and cultures in the County.

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. The GAP grant is part of NYSCA's Decentralization program, along with our Artist in Community Grant and our Arts Education grant. The Decentralization program is administered in Tompkins County by the Community Arts Partnership.

DEADLINE: October 5, 2017 for 2018 projects

GUIDELINES / APPLICATION: Here as word doc.  Here as pdf. 

Handout - Writing An Effective GAP Grant Application here as pdf

Final Report Form Here as word doc / here as pdf


The Artist in Community Grant

Funds support the creation of new work of Tompkins County artists whose interaction with communities is an integral part of their art-making.

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. The AICG grant is part of NYSCA's Decentralization program, along with our Grants for Arts Program Grant and our Arts Education grant. The Decentralization program is administered in Tompkins County by the Community Arts Partnership.  The Artist in Community Grant award is $2,500. There will be one or two awards available.

DEADLINE: October 12, 2017 for 2018 projects

GUIDELINES / APPLICATION:  Here as word doc  / Here as pdf


Arts Education Grant

Funds are designed to assist schools in developing and implementing visual and performing arts residencies. This year, the grant can also fund after school programs. 

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. The Arts Education grant is part of NYSCA's Decentralization program, along with our Grants for Arts Programs (GAP) and our Artist in Community Grant. The Decentralization program is administered in Tompkins County by the Community Arts Partnership.

DEADLINE: November 10, 2017 for 2018 projects

GUIDELINES / APPLICATION:  Here as word doc / Here as pdf


CAP Public Art Grant - 2018

CAP will have funds available for 2018 murals in February of 2017. Stay tuned! The grant deadline will be in March. 

Click here for our report on our 2016 Public Art Grant funded murals! 


Arts and Cultural Organizational Development Program (ACOD)

CAP administers the Arts and Culture Organizational Development program(ACOD) 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.

Recipients of funding from this program have included:  Community School of Music and Arts, Cinemapolis, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Hangar Theatre, Ithaca Shakespeare Company, The History Center at Tompkins County, Kitchen Theatre Company, Museum of the Earth/Cayuga Nature Center, Sciencenter, State Theatre