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



Events and Resources for You!

The staff of the Community Arts Partnership (all two of us!) have considered what it means to strengthen communities in this time of quarantine. For us, it means that we continue on with our work of amplifying the voices of our local artists, and providing grants and resources so that we all stay safe and stay connected! 
- Megan Barber (Executive Director) and Robin Schwartz (Program & Grant Director)

Posting Weekly

We will continue to e-blast and post these lists weekly. 
Please forward resources and event information to  


Local Artistic Offerings for your Artistic Pleasure

The Hangar Theatre has Virtually Quarantined Classes for kids and one for adults -  starting soon! 

Join the Kitchen Theatre Company's The Kitchen Script Club, a virtual play discussion series. And check out their  FB page. for streaming video and to join in their social media campaign, #MyKitchenTheatre.

The State of the Art Gallery has posted a slide show of their 31st Annual Juried Photography April Exhibit.  

Local storyteller Jay Leeming is doing free live storytelling online every weekday at 4 PM! 

Find Holly Adams' facebook page for daily storytime for the kids! She's a performer, audiobook narrator, teaching artist and so much more. 

Local writer and creativity coach Brenna Fitzgerald is ready to support you through every stage of a creative project or process. 

Tompkins County Poet Laureate Melissa Tuckey has spaces left in her Generative Writing workshop (starting 4/6, 4 sessions) and her Writing and Revision workshops (4/9,  5 sessions).  E-mail her request information at


Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations: 

For our very own Community Arts Partnership's CAP Emergency Arts Relief Fund we have raised $2,370 (so far) to distribute. Applications are due on April 20th.  If you would like to donate to this fund (so that we can provide more artist grants!), or if you know anyone who might like to donate, please contact me - Robin Schwartz, CAP Program & Grant Director at 

Creative Capital (out of NYC) has "Art Resources During Covid-19 Outbreak" plus grants, online workshops, networking and more.  

New York State Council on the Arts has a long list of resourcesfor artists and cultural organizations that includes discipline-specific resources, stress management resources, live streaming events, webinars, and more.   

PEN America Invites applications for Writers' Emergency Fund

Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Relief Grant

Covid19 & Freelance Artists has tons of resources, distant learning tips,  and online discussions. 

New York Foundation for the Arts also has a page of Emergency Grant resources.  

CERF+ Emergency Relief Fund 
Artists who have suffered from a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster, can apply for funding. CERF+ also has a list of resources centered around the pandemic.

Spring Board for the Arts is an amazing resource. 

Rauschenberg Emergency Grant
NYFA and the Rauschenberg Foundation have teamed up to offer visual and media artists and choreographers in the US grants of up to $5,000 for medical related emergencies.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Authors League Fund helps professional writers in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune by providing no-strings-attached "loans" to pay for pressing expenses.  


THANK YOU!!!!!!! We will get through this crisis together.