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

CAP Grants

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

2020 CAP Emergency Arts Relief Grant 

The Community Arts Partnership’s (CAP) created an Emergency Arts Relief Fund to provide some financial support to artists located in Tompkins County who have experienced lost income from the postponement and/or cancellation of specific, scheduled opportunities or programs due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

As of April 1, we have raised $1,800 from 4 anonymous donors and are able to offer awards of $50 to $250. If fundraising efforts bring in additional income another round of this grant with a future deadline will occur. If this happens, artists can apply again for another award for the same opportunity (depending on the amount of funding lost) or for another lost opportunity.

(If you would like to donate to this fund or know anyone who might like to donate, please contact Robin Schwartz, Program & Grant Director at programs@artspartner.org)

DEADLINE: Monday, April 20, 5pm 
GUIDELINES: Click Here
GOOGLE FORM APPLICATIONhttps://forms.gle/gV9CqrzUxya8v3U39


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: Monday, March 18, 2020, 5pm (for opportunities from May to December 2020) and Friday, October 9th, 2020, 5pm (for opportunites from Nov. 2020 to June 2021).
GUIDELINES / APPLICATION: Here as .doc  /   Here as .pdf


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 5, 2020 for 2021 projects
(These documents will be updated for 2021 in June of 2020. These are here for reference only.) 

GUIDELINES: Here as .pdf / Here as .doc
APPLICATION: Here as .pdf / Here as .doc
BUDGET FORM: Here as excel

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. One or two $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
(These documents will be updated for 2021 in June of 2020. These are here for reference only.) 
GUIDELINES / APPLICATION: Here as .doc  / Here as .pdf


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
(These documents will be updated for 2021 in June of 2020. These are here for reference only.) 
GUIDELINES / APPLICATION: Here as .doc / Here as .pdf


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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