Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for over 25 years
For over 25 years, the Community Arts Partnership's grants, events, programs and services have been a driving force behind the vibrant arts community of Ithaca and the neighboring towns and villages. ...  Read more
Check out our grants for artists, arts orgs and not for profits. ...  Read more
Local photographer curated a group exhibit: "AVIATION!," spectacular photos of airports and airplanes. ...  Read more
Two weekends to visit 41 artist studios all across the County! Visit www.arttrail.com...  Read more
Before the ArtTrail.com Open Studio weekends on Oct. 5,6 & 12,13, come to a group exhibit! ...  Read more
Friends of the Arts Award to Ithaca College and Judith Pratt/Thomas Bruce. ...  Read more

Arts Partnership Success Story

Great Artistic Lessons Learned!

Ithaca actor Emma Ellis graduated from Ithaca High School in June and is on her way to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. With a grant from CAP’s Specific Opportunity Stipend (SOS), Emma made a great leap forward in her pursuit of a career in musical theatre!

Emma has not only taken every opportunity to hone her acting skills, she also wanted to have the opportunity to produce and direct a team of fellow students to produce a musical she dearly loves as part of her English WISE program (where student complete a 16 week project for credit). 

 “Calvin Berger,” is a musical loosely based on the timeless story of Cyrano de Bergerac but taking place in a modern high school setting. (Where better to...  Read more