Who We Are
A Message From CAP Staff
We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well during this time, and maybe even finding some moments of grace here and there as you witness compassion in action, hear the spring peepers, or connect with friends in a new virtual way.
For over 27 years...
For over 27 years, our Grants, Programs, and Services Have Been a driving force behnd the vibrant arts community of Ithaca and Tompkins County.
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 4.6 million dollars over the past 26 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,networking events, 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 $4.65 million in grants and fellowships into the hands of local artists, arts organizations, and not-for-profits doing arts programming.
* Since 1999, 28,000 visitors have enjoyed the Greater Ithaca Art Trail. 700 artists have earned
* Since 1996, 48,000 visitors have attended the Ithaca Artists Markets. And 1,800 artists have
earned over $1,000,000.
* Since 2010, 700 authors and playwrights have presented their work to 8,500 regional visitors at the Spring Writes Literary Festival.