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

2017 Grant Recipients

While CAP provides a number of services, possibly the most wide-ranging are their grant programs.  Since 1992, CAP has administered over 4 million!

2017 Grant Recipients

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

2017 Grants for Arts Programs (GAP) - $47,411
Funded through New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), GAP grants 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 2017.

Ballet Guild, Sleeping Beauty performance
Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, “Poetry and Song” performance
Center for Transformative Action (sponsor for Ithaca City of Asylum)
Cherry Arts, season of plays
Civic Ensemble, community based plays
Danby Community Council, summer concert series
Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, concerts series
Downtown Ithaca Alliance, Gallery Night
Dryden Intergenerational Chorus and Band, concert
Dryden Village, Dryden and Ellis Hollow Music Series
Greater Ithaca Activities Center, senior programming
Groton Public Library, family programming
Groton, Town of,  Verne Morton Photography Show
Groton Village, summer concert series & annual art show
Ink Shop Printmaking Center, exhibitions
Ithaca Children’s Garden, performances
Ithaca, City of, 1st Street Mosaic Project
Ithaca Community Chorus, concert season
Ithaca Community Chorus VOICES, concerts
Ithaca Community Orchestra, concert season
Ithaca Concert Band, concert season
Ithaca Fantastic, film festival
Ithaca Gay Men's Choir, concerts
Ithaca Generator, kinetic sculpture derby
Ithaca Underground, music events
Lansing Community Library, summer performances  
Latino Civic Association, Cultura! Ithaca events)
Lifelong (Senior Theatre Troupe)
Newfield Public Library, summer performances
Running To Places Theatre Company, performances
Southside Community Center, Saturday Dollar Dances
Southworth Library, summer performances
State of the Art Gallery, exhibitions
Tompkins County Public Library, exhibit
Triphammer Arts, dance performances
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, guitar concert
Ulysses Library, summer performance
Wharton Studio Museum, film at Stewart Park

2017 Artist in Community Grants-$5,000
Funded through NYSCA, Artist in Community Grants support the creation of new work of artists whose interaction with communities is an integral part of their art-making.

Sarah Hennies, Musician: video/music featuring transgender women
Jessica Hankey, Photographer/Videographer: school project video

2017 Arts Education Grants-$8,469
Funded through NYSCA, The Arts Education Grants are designed to assist artists & schools, or cultural institutions, in developing and implementing visual and performing arts residencies.

Joey Steinhagen, “The Lion King,” at BJM Elementary 5th grade
Ann Reichlin, Caroline Elementary Kindergarten, "Make Way for Play"
Lisa Tsetse, BJM Elementary Kindergarten and pre-K: "Meet Me Where I Am," discovering through dance
Greater Ithaca Activities Center, African Drumming and Dance.

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. 

Cycle One
Brian Arnold, photographer, travel to Jakarta
Billy Cote, musician, Madder Rose single release
Dacha Presents, Ithaca Festival theatre performance
Mary Gilliland, poet, MASS MoCA residency
Ross Haarstad, director, theatre project
Momoko Keane, ceramist, Smithsonian Craft Show participation
Hobit Lafaye, photographer, Adirondack Photo Workshops
Mary Lorson, musician, work on album
Leanora Erica Mims, fiber artist, new work and mentorship
David Neal, baritone, commission work costs
Matt  Ocone, musician, development of puppet theatre
Jacqueline Richardson, jeweler, kiln
Jim Self, visual artist, exhibition at Moosewood
Karlem Sivira, visual artist, residency in Iceland
Elizabeth Shuhan, musician, performances
Sera Smolen, musician, development of teaching tools
Melissa Zarem, visual artist, Saltonstall residency
Treacy Ziegler, visual artist, California exhibit costs

Cycle Two
Nicole Carrier-Titti, illustrator, travel costs to conference
Mee Ae Caughey, dancer and choreographer, NYC performance
Cathy Lee Crane, filmmaker, film finishing costs
Elliott Deline, author, audio book recording of novel
Kurt Fritjofson, musician, studio recording costs
Sarah Gotowka, fiber artist, studio space
Jennifer Savran Kelly, writer, travel costs for conference
Mary Brett Lorson, musician, video documentation of live performance
Leanora Erica Mims, fiber artist, mentorship and travel
Lisa Narlock, wood artist, exhibition costs
Suzanne Onodera, visual artist, travel for exhibit
Sue Perlgut, filmmaker, installation for “Women’s Wisdom Project”
Robert Proehl, writer, travel to participate in Literary Festival
Savianna Stanescu, writer/playwright, play production costs

2017 Arts and Culture Organizational Development - $199,000
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
Cinemapolis
Community School of Music & Arts
Hangar Theatre
Ithaca Shakespeare
Kitchen Theatre
History Center in Tompkins County
Sciencenter
State Theatre
Museum of the Earth/Cayuga Nature Center