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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

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Arts-in-Education Resources

"Arts in Education" refers to teaching and learning that weaves engaging and challenging visual and/or performing arts learning into all academic disciplines from language arts and social studies to math and science, from foreign languages to physical education.

Educators and artists work as peers to help students develop a rigorous inquiry process whereby they explore, internalize and reflect on all content areas. A Teaching Artist is a professional artist with training and experience in an art form and with knowledge of teaching practice.

These additional resources can assist Teachers, Administrators, Artists and Teaching Artists advance arts-oriented programming in our schools.

Association of Teaching Artists
Providing advocacy, blogs, resources and information

Chicago Arts Partnership in Education
An amazing network and an amazing resource.

NYS Alliance for Arts Education
Grants, advocacy and more. Check out "Toolkit for Teaching the Arts"

ArtsEdge -The Kennedy Center
ArtsEdge is the National Arts and Education Network and supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of t echnology to enhance the K-12 educational experience.


Local Capacity Building (LCB) Grant Program
These are NYSCA funded re-grant programs for arts in education. Tompkins County LCB projects are funded through the Community Arts Partnership, which calls the grant "Artist/Teacher Partnership Grants". More info here.

Ithaca Public Education Initiative (for ICSD)