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

Latest Grantees

All grant recipients listed alphabetically

Affiliated Choruses: Ithaca Community Chorus

  • GAP Grant
  • Two classical music performances at St. Paul's Methodist Church: January 19 and May 11, 2019.
  • website: http://www.ACIthaca.org

Affiliated Choruses: Voices Multicultural Chorus

Affiliated Choruses: Ithaca Gay Men's Choir

Kathy Armstrong

  • Public Art Grant
  • Kathy Armstrong, based in Rochester, was the lead artist on this mural in the village of Trumansburg, completed in 2017.
  • website: http://kathyarmstrongfineart.com

Mara Baldwin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Mara is a visual artist with a textile, drawing and sculpture based studio practice. For costs associated with travel and shipping to attend two prestigious artist residencies: Ucross Foundation in Wyoming and the Millay Colony in NY.
  • website: http://www.marabaldwin.com

Michael Barakiva

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Michael is a producer, director, and actor. He has been invited to lead a week-long workshop at The International Theater Festival in Mexico City on preparing for rehearsals and actor collaborations in the rehearsal room. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.michaelbarakiva.com

E.C. Barrett

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • E.C. writes speculative fiction, is a freelance journalist, non-fiction writer and teaches creative writing workshops. This grant is for travel costs for attendance at an acclaimed six week intensive workshop in Seattle, WA.

Nydia Blas

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • For costs associated with travel to Zegreb Croatia to attend the International Photography Festival Organ Vida. Nydia will give an artist talk and have her photography displayed in the exhibition "Vigilance, Struggle, Pride Through Her Eyes."
  • website: http://www.nydiablas.com

Gwen Elizabeth Bullock

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Gwen was invited to the International Visual Sociology Conference in France to present her photography of street art in Bogota, Columbia and compared to Ithaca, NY street art.
  • website: http://www.wildezt1.org/Graffiti.html

Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes

  • GAP Grant
  • Multicultural Mural Project by Khalil Bey

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://CCOithaca.org

Cinemapolis

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://www.cinemapolis.org

Civic EnsembleClick for Artist Feature

  • GAP Grant
  • Month long workshop and staged reading of "The Loneliness Project," a documentary project documenting LGBTQIA+ activist communities. The Civic Ensemble creates theatrical experiences that explore and explode issues of our time.
  • website: http://civicensemble.org

Community School of Music & Arts

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://csma-ithaca.org

Anna CooganClick for Artist Feature

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Anna is an Ithaca based composer, songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and music teacher. She maintains a rigorous national and touring schedule. This grant helped with travel costs to perform at the 2018 "Watermill Festival" in Gorlitz, Germany.
  • website: http://www.annacoogan.com

Cultura Ithaca

  • GAP Grant
  • with the Latino Civic Association, Cultural Ithaca will host event focusing on Latino arts and culture in downtown Ithaca: Poetry reading, Cinco de Mayo celebration; film festival; and group art exhibit.
  • website: http://www.culturaithaca.com/

Danby Community Council

  • GAP Grant
  • 7-9 free community concerts (chamber music, jazz, folks, bluegrass, world music) at the Danby Town hall throughout the year.
  • website: https://www.facebook.com/DanbyCC/

Cheryl Delaney

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Cheryl is a dancer and movement psycho-otherapist, and choreographer. She received SOS support to choreograph a dance piece with (and based on stories) of people touched by suicide. It will be performed locally. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.movingthroughitny.com

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers

  • GAP Grant
  • Bringing the music and history of Negro spirituals to audiences; performances in Ford Hall, State Theatre, and at many community events.
  • website: http://dorothycottonjubileesingers.com/

Camille Doucet

  • Arts Education Grant
  • Cami will work with 4th grade students during a residency at South Hill Elementary School. The children study Trout and Stream Organisms and Cami teaches them scientific illustration.
  • website: http://www.camilledoucet.com

Downtown Ithaca Alliance

Dryden Intergenerational Band and Chorus

Shira Evergreen

  • Artist in Community Grant
  • Shira, a filmmaker will expand on a half hour version of her “Ithaca is Murals” documentary about public art in Ithaca. The full length film will be submitted to film festivals and shown locally.
  • website: http://www.shira.com

Finger Lakes Pottery TourClick for Artist Feature

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • The Finger Lakes Pottery tour was created to highlight our regions amazing ceramic artists, and foster appreciation of pottery as an art form. 2018 was it's inaugural year!
  • website: http://www.fingerlakespotterytour.com

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

  • Arts Education Grant
  • GIAC STEAM group of 2nd to 5th graders in the After-School Program will perform a play to teach behind the scenes theatre production, and in-front of the curtain acting -bringing together the skills of science, technology, engineering, arts and math throu
  • website: http://www.cityofithaca.org/327/Greater-Ithaca-Activities-Center

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

Groton Art Show

Groton Public Library

  • GAP Grant
  • Summer Family Art Series includes Merry-Go-Round theatre, Tom Knight (puppets and music), and Josh Dwyer (singer).
  • website: https://grotonpubliclibrary.net/

Groton, Village of

Hangar Theatre

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://hangartheatre.org

Sarah Hennies

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Sarah is a composer and performer of Experimental Music. She will travel to Europe for a residency in the Netherlands with acclaimed musicians, and will perform in Berlin, Oslo, Copenhagen, Poland, Milan, Bologna & Lucerne. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.sarah-hennies.com

History Center in Tompkins County

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://thehistorycenter.net

Scott Hitz

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Scott is a director, producer and puppeteer. He was invited to partake in an intensive Marionette workshop at the Theatre de Marionnettes in Amsterdam.
  • website: http://www.scotthitz.com

Scott Hitz

  • Artist in Community Grant
  • Scott, a puppeteer, has been invited by the Tompkins County Public Library to be their 2019 Artist in Residence. Scott will conduct multiple workshops with the community on the subject of myths and giants and produce a many stories high giant puppet.
  • website: http://www.scotthitz.com

Danielle Hodgins

  • Public Art Grant
  • Danielle, a Houston TX artist completed her mural on the Route 13 public works building in 2018.
  • email: dahodgins@aol.com

Thomas Hoebbel

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Tom is a filmmaker and is working on "A Tompkins County Almanac - Spring, Migration of Wood Warblers". SOS will help with film costs and also submission costs to Film Festivals.
  • website: http://www.TH-Photo.com

Holly Adams

  • Arts Education Grant
  • Holly works with 4th grade students at Belle Sherman for a full immersion Artist Residency using a theatre production to address subjects that teachers have identified as problems: math, making friendships and social skills.
  • website: http://shearwaterproductions.com

Mary Beth Ihnken

  • Public Art Grant
  • Mary Beth, an Ithaca artist, completed a mural on the Collegetown Parking garage on Dryden Road in 2018.
  • website: http://mbihnken.com

Ink Shop Printmaking Center

  • GAP Grant
  • The Ink Shop presents 10 exhibitions annually of prints, artist books, works on paper, and installations.
  • website: http://www.ink-shop.org/

Ithaca Ballet

  • GAP Grant
  • Performances of Midsummer Night's Dream, the full length classical ballet, on March 30th at the State Theatre;
  • website: http://www.ithacaballet.org/

Ithaca Children's Garden

Ithaca City of Asylum

  • GAP Grant
  • ICOA will host a reading with commentary by their 2019 writer in residence, in October at the Tompkins County Public Library
  • website: https://ithacacityofasylum.com

Ithaca Community Orchestra

Ithaca Concert Band

Ithaca Fantastik

  • GAP Grant
  • Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival - a ten day festival in downtown Ithaca featuring fantastic and vanguard films from October 25 to November 1, 2019.
  • website: http://ithacafilmfestival.com/

Ithaca Fantastik

Ithaca Underground

Ithaca Underground

Elisa Sciscioli Keeler

  • Arts Education Grant
  • Elisa works with Southside's after school program teaching music and performance. As part of the Music for Unity & Social Change initiative, this project provides outlets for expression and collaboration.
  • website: http://musicforunity.org

Kitchen Theatre

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://kitchentheatre.org

C. Knightley

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • C Knightly has been offered the opportunity to develop a visual art Comic Series at the Multicultural Resource Center that addresses social justice issues through visual art and comedy. Funds are for the development of the program.
  • website: http://CKnightleyART.Tumblr.com

Becky Lane

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Becky is a filmmaker and virtual reality creator. She has been invited to show her "Virtual Burly" film at NYC Creative Tech Week, an international festival bringing together developers, designers, executives and artists -a great opportunity.
  • website: http://www.visionlab360.com

Becky Lane

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Becky is a filmmaker and artist working in immersive media. She has been invited to MIT's "Reality Virtually Hackathon" to create original immersive media (Virtual or Augmented or Mixed Reality). The SOS grant helps with her travel costs. October 2018 gra
  • website: http://www.beckylane.com

Lansing Community Library

  • GAP Grant
  • Summer Family Art Series: Hamstead Stage Company on June 22, Merry-Go-Round Theatre on July 11th; and Richie and Rosie Music on August 12.
  • website: http://www.lansinglibrary.org

Bruce Levitt

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Bruce is a theatre director and filmmaker. He has a distributor for his award winning documentary about his theatre work with Auburn Correctional Facility inmates. SOS funds help him with preparing the documentary for submission. October 2018 grant cycle
  • website: http://www.brucelevitt.com

Mary Lorson

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Mary is a composer and writer, creating albums of contemporary music in addition to narrative performance art plays, screenplays, and prose. SOS will help with funding for editing of a short film in LA, with an eye towards release and distribution.
  • website: http://www.marylorson.com

Nestor Madalengoitia

  • Public Art Grant
  • Nestor, from Poughkeepsie, NY, completed this mural of Ezra Cornell at the Tompkins County Public Library in 2017.
  • website: http://www.nestorart.com

Vanessa McCaffery

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Vanessa is a visual artist and was invited to become a member of the local State of the Art Gallery. SOS funds helped with her membership fee. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.facebook.com/illusterata

Microtones

  • GAP Grant
  • 2019 Concert Series: Immersive Music / Visuals Art

Joanna Murphy

  • Public Art Grant
  • Joanna, from Delhi, NY, created a mural at the main intersection in the village of Dryden depicting village life. Completed 2018.
  • website: http://www.joannamurphy.com

Andrea Murray

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Andrea is a curator, art event producer and promotor. She will expand her career as an event producer by initiating and planning a new annual Trumansburg Fiber Arts Festival at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts. October 2018 grant cycle.

Museum of the Earth/Cayuga Nature Center

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: https://www.priweb.org

Opera Ithaca

Opus Ithaca School of Music

  • GAP Grant
  • A free concert of Peter and the Wolf and other Americana music on March 3th, 2019.
  • website: http://opusithaca.org/

Josh Oxford

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Josh is a performing and composing musician. He was invited by PARMA records to record one of his flute solos. The recording will be marketed and distributed by PARMA. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.joshoxford.com

Terry Plater

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Terry is primarily a painter and is pursuing her interest in forensic sculpture. SOS is for participation in a Cadaver Dissection (anatomy) Workshop at the NY Academy of Art. National interest in work is resulting in an exciting career opportunity.
  • website: http://www.terryplate.com

Jari Poulin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Jari is a photographer and was invited to attend PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review Event in New Orleans. Residencies are an essential part of learning, exposure, and networking for visual artists. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.portfolio.jaripoulin

Michelle Rogers Pritzl

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Michelle is a photographer and was invited to attend the Photolucida Portfolio Review Event in Portland, Oregon. Residencies are an essential part of learning, exposure, and networking for visual artists. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.michellerogerspritzl.com

Qinfolk Festival

  • GAP Grant
  • Film, Arts and Mental Health Festival in the fall of 2019

Mary Reynolds

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Mary transfers her work onto multiple mediums and products. She has been invited to establish a permanent showroom display in the Las Vegas World Market Center - an amazing opportunity.
  • website: http://www.stickwithmary.com

Marilyn Rivchin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Marylin is a filmmaker, videographer, editor and photographer. She received SOS funds to expand short visual "process" videos into a longer full length documentary for a local potter. In depth artisan documentaries will be a new direction, with much room
  • website: http://www.marilynrivchinmedia.com

Running to Places

  • GAP Grant
  • Five annual fully staged musical performance featuring middle and high school students from across the region.
  • website: http://www.runningtoplaces.org

Running to Places Theatre Company

  • Arts Education Grant
  • Running to Places, under the direction of Joey Steinhagen, will work with 5th grades at BJM Elementary to produce with them: Willy Wonka, the Musical.
  • website: http://www.runningtoplaces.org

Running to Places

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://www.runningtoplaces.org

Kadie Salfi

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Kadie is a visual artist and this SOS grant will help her take advantage of an invitation for a solo exhibit in a Brooklyn gallery. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.kadiesalfi.com

Sciencenter

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://www.sciencenter.org

Senior Theatre Troupe of Lifelong

Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Godfrey is a professional actor and teaches acting at Cornell. He has been cast in an off broadway production of a play called "The Winning Side," a world premiere. SOS will go towards NYC housing.
  • website: http://godfrey@civicensemble.org

Southside Community Center

  • GAP Grant
  • 8 dance classes, with multiple dance instructors and choreographers, and multiple performance opportunities.
  • website: http://www.sspride.org

Southworth Library Association

  • GAP Grant
  • Summer Family Art Series featuring musician/puppeteer Tom Knight, singer Judy Stock and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.
  • website: http://www.southworthlibrary.org

State of the Art Gallery

State Theatre

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://stateofithaca.org

The Blind Spots

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • The Blind Spots are an original 5-piece band, and have been invited to attend a 2 week residency in Nashville to promote, perform and meet with industry executives. October 2018 grant cycle
  • website: http://www.theblindspots.com

Tompkins County Public Library

  • GAP Grant
  • For four curated exhibits using the theme of Space - to promote local and regional artists.
  • website: http://www.tcpl.org/

Triphammer Arts

  • GAP Grant
  • "Moving Landscapes" on August 25, and Watermusic/Dancing on the Trail" on July 12, 2019.
  • website: http://www.triphammer.org

Lisa TsetseClick for Artist Feature

  • Arts Education Grant
  • Lisa will work with pre-K students BJM Elementary School in a creative movement arts and literacy initiative that will help children with literacy through story, dance and music.

Ulysses Philomathic Library

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Lyrae is a poet and professor at Cornell. SOS will help with a collaborative project with Cornell faculty, students, and women in the larger community, focusing on trauma and healing through poetry and film. SOS funds will help with rental of rehearsal sp
  • website: http://www.research.cornell.edu/researchers/lyrae-n-van-clief-stefanon

Theo Whitley

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Theo performs original music, and was invited to perform at a transformational arts festival at Sprit Crossing in Tennessee. The exposure at a thriving art community will result in the creation of a live performance video as well as a mini-documentary fil
  • website: http://www.CozmicTheo.com

Theo Whitley

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Theo is a performer of live original music. He has been invited to perform at the main stage of the Catharsis Gathering at Washington Monument in DC. The SOS grant helps him with his travel costs. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.CosmicTheo.com

Linda Wingerter

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Linda is a puppeteer, producer, and creator of theatre events.The SOS grant will help Linda with two invitations to develop a children's visual theatre performance for libraries with accompanying workshops. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.stringpullers.com

Angela Jane Yantorno

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Angela is a classical and rock/improv violinist. She was invited by a violinist faculty member of InterHarmony Music Festival in Italy to come to Italy to study and perform. October 2018 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.angelayantorno.com