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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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CAP-a-Palooza: Save the Dates to Buy Art

August 3, 2014
Art Sale Extraordinaire! October 3-5 Read This Article »

CAP-a-Palooza: Calling All Artistic People!

July 30, 2014
An invitation to all creative people to donate art work for a CAP Fundraiser Read This Article »

Grants Available for 2015

June 2, 2014
CAP administers 3 grant programs for the New York State Council on the Arts Read This Article »

2014 Grants Recipients Announced!

February 11, 2014
$55,400 was awarded for 2014. Read This Article »

CAP has a new Executive Director!

May 23, 2013
Tompkins County's Arts Council Says Hello to John Spence Read This Article »

CAP Announces 2013 Grant Awards

May 14, 2013
For 2012/2013, CAP awarded $239,973 to Local Artists, Arts Organizations and Not-for-Profits! Read This Article »
Economic Impact of the Arts - $20.7 Million in Tompkins County Thumb

Economic Impact of the Arts - $20.7 Million in Tompkins County

January 12, 2013
Americans for the Arts report shows the arts mean business for local economy. Read This Article »
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Pearlman Named TC Poet Laureate

January 11, 2013
Official announcement at January 15th meeting of the Tompkins County Legislature. Read This Article »

CAP Announces Park Award for Photo Activism

August 29, 2012
CAP partners with Ithaca College and the Park Foundation for pilot program to document the important work of Tompkins County's non-profit sector. Read This Article »