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

All CAP Grants

CAP has grant programs for artists, arts organizations, and not-for-profits!

 

CAP Emergency Artist Relief Fund: We are currently seeking donations for a Round Three!

The Community Arts Partnership’s (CAP) created an Emergency Artist Relief Fund to provide some financial support to artists located in Tompkins County who have experienced lost income due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

In Round One & Two we raised and distributed $9,000 to over 40 performing and visual artists that have lost most of their annual income from their artistic careers. To reach as many artists as possible, we are writing checks to artists of up to $250.  Donations from quite a few generous supporters were $25 to $1,000 each! Any amount helps.

"Thank you so much for this money. It makes a huge difference."

"This brings me to tears because I know that someone is paying attention!"

"Thank you for all you do for the artist community. We are making a grocery list now that we have your check! Please thank you donors." 

"There's no where else I would rather live than Ithaca. Thank you for helping me out!"

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THE EMERGENCY ARTIST RELIEF FUND - ROUND THREE!

If you would like to donate tor know anyone who might like to donate, please contact Robin Schwartz, Program & Grant Director at programs@artspartner.org or donate online below! Thank you! 

(Make sure your e-mail address and street address is correct on the donate form - we'll send a thank you/tax deductable letter) and THANK YOU!

 


Specific Opportunity Stipend of Tompkins County ("SOS Tompkins")

SOS Tompkins is designed to support Tompkins County artists (of all disciplines) with a consistent record of producing art. The grant can be used for projects or opportunities that will have a significant and well documented or planned impact on the artist's professional career. Artists can apply for costs associated with these specific projects or opportunities, such as travel costs, performance expenses, and exhibition costs. There are two opportunities to apply each year - in March and October.

DEADLINES: Friday, October 9th, 2020, 5pm (for opportunites from Nov. 2020 to June 2021).
GUIDELINES / APPLICATION: will be posted by August 1st.


Grants for Arts Programs (GAP)

Funds are awarded to not for profits throughout the County such as libraries, arts organizations, towns, villages, community centers and the like for professional arts and cultural projects. (Individual artists can apply to "GAP" by finding a not-for-profit organization to sponsor their event.) Funded projects must be arts and cultural in nature, open to and promoted to the general public of Tompkins County.  Preference is given to requests that fill community needs and reach diverse cultures and communities in Tompkins County.  The maximum award is $3,000.

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. The GAP grant is part of NYSCA's Decentralization program, along with our Artist in Community Grant and our Arts Education grant. The Decentralization program is administered in Tompkins County by the Community Arts Partnership.

DEADLINE: October 19, 2020 for 2021 projects

GUIDELINES & APPLICATION: will be posted by August 1st.

Handout - Writing An Effective GAP Grant Application Here as .pdf

2020 Final Report Form Here as word .doc / Here as .pdf

See logo download below.


The Artist in Community Grant

Funds support the creation of new work by Tompkins County artists. The work must be shared with the Tompkins County community. Grants of $1,000 to $2,500 grants are available.

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. The AICG grant is part of NYSCA's Decentralization program, along with our Grants for Arts Program Grant and our Arts Education grant. The Decentralization program is administered in Tompkins County by the Community Arts Partnership. 

DEADLINE: October 16, 2020 for 2021 projects
GUIDELINES / APPLICATION: Updated by August 1


Arts Education Grant

Funds are designed to assist artists in developing and implementing visual and performing arts residencies. The grant can also fund after school programs. 

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. The Arts Education grant is part of NYSCA's Decentralization program, along with our Grants for Arts Programs (GAP) and our Artist in Community Grant. The Decentralization program is administered in Tompkins County by the Community Arts Partnership.

DEADLINE: November 13, 2020 for 2021 projects
GUIDELINES / APPLICATION: Updated here by August 1


Arts & Cultural Organizational Development (ACOD)  

CAP administers the Arts and Culture Organizational Development program(ACOD) with funds from the Tompkins County Tourism Progra and is available by invitation only to organizations that fit specific criteria. The goal of the program is to stabilize and develop the arts and cultural tourism assets of the County. Applicants are by invitation only.

Recipients of funding from this program have included:  Community School of Music and Arts, Cinemapolis, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Hangar Theatre, Ithaca Shakespeare Company, The History Center at Tompkins County, Kitchen Theatre Company, Museum of the Earth/Cayuga Nature Center, Running to Places, Sciencenter, State Theatre


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