Who We Are
The Community Partnership continues to act as one of the driving forces behind the vibrant arts community of Ithaca and the neighboring towns and villages.
For over 25 years, our Grants, Programs, and Services Have Been:
Connecting Artists and Audiences
An annual summer Ithaca Artist Market, the May Spring Writes Literary Festival, The CAP ArtSpace Gallery and the Greater Ithaca Art Trail are all CAP programs.
Funding the Arts in Tompkins County
Securing, administering, and distributing grant funding to artists and arts organizations is at the heart of our work. We have six grant programs, and have administered over 4 million dollars over the past 25 years to artists, arts organizations, and not for profits for public programming, career opportunities and school residencies.
Helping Artists Make a Life in Tompkins County
There are over 1,000 artists each year that benefit from CAP and that number continues to grow. Along with our funding programs, we offer professional development workshops, a consultant program, an on-line artist database, and meet with artist daily to provide support, advice, brainstorming and connections to area resources. CAP is proud to assist local artists in producing the creative work that so enriches our community.
CAP By The Numbers
* To date, CAP has helped to distribute more than $4 million in grants and fellowships into the
hands of local artists, arts organizations, and not-for-profits doing arts programming.
* Since 1999, 26,000 visitors have enjoyed the Greater Ithaca Art Trail. 500 artists have earned
* Since 1996, 46,000 visitors have attended the Ithaca Artists Markets. And 1,700 artists have
earned over $1,000,000.
* Since 2010, 600 authors and playwrights have presented their work to 8,000 regional visitors at
the Spring Writes Literary Festival.