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

Posted June 15, 2020

Love, support and deep questioning

Originally scheduled for 10 performances at the Cherry ArtSpace in March of 2020, The Civic Ensemble’s return of their 2018 hit, Streets Like This, was recorded and made available to the public from April 30 to May 17, 2020, including a post-show conversation hosted on Zoom on May 9th.

For this dynamic, ReEntry Theatre Program, The Civic Ensemble was awarded a 2020 GAP Grant through the Community Arts Partnership (CAP). The wonderful online re-imagining for the event ensured that this important work reached the community and sparked conversation on the incredibly difficult path faced by those who have been convicted of crimes when they re-enter our communities.

In the Program’s “Note from the Director,” Sarah Chalmers describes how “The stories shared in Streets Like This come directly from the experiences of...  Read more