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

Michael J Brutvan

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Michael is a digital artist and is working on his first two gallery exhibits. March 2019 grant cycle
  • email: mike@brutvan.com

Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes

  • GAP Grant
  • Multicultural Mural Project by Khalil Bey

Ned Carlson

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Ned creates on-site land art sculpture and photographs them. This grant enabled Ned to obtain large format photos of his work for his first solo exhibit. March 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://earth-is-art.com

Erin Caruth

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Erin is a mixed media artist who was invited to participate in a Corning Glass Intensive week-long workshop. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.mudroomstudios.com

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

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/

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

Emma Ellis

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Emma will produce and direct "Calvin Berger, The Musical." March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: emmaellisos@gmail.com

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.shirari.com

Brenna Fitzgerald

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Brenna is a writer and will be attending the 2019 Colgate Writer's conference. March 2019 grant cycle
  • website: http://www.habitsofwellbeing.com

Alison Fromme

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Alison, a local writer, has been awarded a grant to hire an editor for her finished manuscript. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.alisonfromme.com

Lily Gershon

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

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

  • 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

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

Caleb R Thomas

  • Ithaca Murals
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Ithaca Murals will be supporting 19 amazing mural projects being painted throughout the Ithaca area. March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: ithacamurals@gmail.com
  • website: http://ithacamurals.com

Ithaca Underground

Ithaca Underground

Irina Kassabova

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Irina has been invited to exhibit at the CAP ArtSpace. She will be showing large scale charcoal drawings in her show "The Luthier." March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: irina.kassabova@gmail.com
  • website: http://irinna.me

Elisa Keeler

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Elisa is a musician who will use her grant to professional record her compositions. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.elisamusic.com

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

Sorayya Khan

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Sorraya is a writer who will be speaking and presenting at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference panel in Texas. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.sorayyakhan.com

Kitchen Theatre

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

Rachel Lampert

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

Becky Lane

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Becky is a filmmaker who will be using her grant to cover the submission fees for a Virtual Reality proposal for the Oculus Launch Pad Fellowship. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • 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

R.J. Lavine

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • R.J, a local actor, was funded to attend the Spring Intensive program at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. March 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://bit.ly/rjlavine

Jay Leeming

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Jay is a writer using his grant to cover the costs associated with his series of storytelling events being hosted at The Cherry. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.jayleeming.com

Jay Leeming

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Jay has the opportunity to attend a one week class at the Ben Haggarty School of Performance Storytelling in England. March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: leemingJay@gmail.com
  • website: http://JayLeeming.com

Mary Lorson

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Mary is a filmmaker and musician, currently working on a project titled "Senior Year, The Podcast" which features interviews with high school seniors. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • 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

Microtones

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

Kathy Morris

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Kathy, a photographer and digital artist, will be creating a short YouTube video, in collaboration with Norm Scott (Scott Mediaworks) that will highlight her collage process. March 2109 grant process.
  • website: http://kathymorris.net

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

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

David Neal

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • David is a vocalist who will be traveling to Carnegie Hall for a performance. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.davidnealbassbaritone.com

Nia Nunn

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Nia is a performer who will be using her grant to secure a brand, a website, and additional materials for performance based lectures. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.faculty.ithaca.edu/nnunn

Matthew Ocone

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. His piece "Bluez..." will be recorded for PARMA Records. March 2109 grant cycle.
  • email: joshoxford@gmail.com
  • website: http://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

Qinfolk Festival

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

Bradley Rappa

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Bradley is a filmmaker invited to an exclusive Iceland residency on Global Warming. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.tensquaremiles.org

Emily Richards

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Emily is a musician attending the American Choral Directors Conference. October 2019 grant cycle.

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

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

Christi Sobel

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Christi is a visual artist working on the establishment of the "Little Red Wagon" annual craft show LLC. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.christisobel.com

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

Steven Stull

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Steve is a vocalist using this grant as an opportunity to perform and commission further work. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.operacowpokes.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.

Melissa Tuckey

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Melissa is an author who will be updating her website and creating other media for her upcoming promotions. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.melissatuckey.net

Ulysses Philomathic Library

Chad Walsh

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Chad will be working on the mastering of three recorded songs and the printing of one hundred CD's to use as a promotional tool for his music. March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: cw287@cornell.edu

Linda Wingerter

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Linda is a puppeteer who will attend an invite-only Intensive Puppetry Training workshop. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.stringpullers.com

Annemarie Zwack

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Annemarie is a visual artist who works with community public art projects. SOS supports her invitation to speak and present at the Boston Arts Equity Summit. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.zwackart.com