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

Latest Grantees

All grant recipients listed alphabetically

Affiliated Choruses: Ithaca Community Chorus

  • GAP Grant
  • The Affiliated Choruses: Ithaca Community Chorus will host two classic music performances.
  • website: http://www.ACIthaca.org

Affiliated Choruses: Voices Multicultural Chorus

Affiliated Choruses: Ithaca Gay Men's Choir

Kathy Armstrong

  • Public Art Grant
  • Kathy Armstrong, based in Rochester, was the lead artist on this mural in the village of Trumansburg, completed in 2017.
  • website: http://kathyarmstrongfineart.com

Michael J Brutvan

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Michael is a digital artist and is working on his first two gallery exhibits. March 2019 grant cycle
  • email: mike@brutvan.com

Ned Carlson

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Ned creates on-site land art sculpture and photographs them. This grant enabled Ned to obtain large format photos of his work for his first solo exhibit. March 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://earth-is-art.com

Erin Caruth

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Erin is a mixed media artist who was invited to participate in a Corning Glass Intensive week-long workshop. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.mudroomstudios.com

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://CCOithaca.org

Cayuga Vocal Ensemble

The Center for Transformative Action

Cinemapolis

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://www.cinemapolis.org

Civic Ensemble

  • GAP Grant
  • Civic Ensemble will be performing a play called "Streets Like This" based on true stories from Ithaca. Performances will be on Saturday May 5 at 7:30pm, and Sunday May 6 at 4:00 pm & 7:30pm, at the Kitchen Theatre Company.
  • website: http://civicensemble.org

Close To Home Productions

Community School of Music & Arts

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://csma-ithaca.org

Cultura Ithaca

  • GAP Grant
  • with the Latino Civic Association, Cultural Ithaca will host event focusing on Latino arts and culture in downtown Ithaca: Poetry reading, Cinco de Mayo celebration; film festival; and group art exhibit.
  • website: http://www.culturaithaca.com/

Danby Community Council

  • GAP Grant
  • 7-9 free community concerts (chamber music, jazz, folks, bluegrass, world music) at the Danby Town hall throughout the year.
  • website: https://www.facebook.com/DanbyCC/

Gwen Daniels

  • Boynton Middle School Theater Games Pilot Program

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers

  • GAP Grant
  • Bringing the music and history of Negro spirituals to audiences; performances in Ford Hall, State Theatre, and at many community events.
  • website: http://dorothycottonjubileesingers.com/

Downtown Ithaca Alliance

Town of Dryden

Dryden Intergenerational Band and Chorus

  • GAP Grant
  • Intergenerational, combined band and chorus performances beginning in June. Both participation in the group and attendance at performances are free.
  • website: https://daibac.wixsite.com/daibac

Emma Ellis

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Emma will produce and direct "Calvin Berger, The Musical." March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: emmaellisos@gmail.com

Brenna Fitzgerald

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Brenna is a writer and will be attending the 2019 Colgate Writer's conference. March 2019 grant cycle
  • website: http://www.habitsofwellbeing.com

Alison Fromme

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Alison, a local writer, has been awarded a grant to hire an editor for her finished manuscript. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.alisonfromme.com

Lily Gershon

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

Groton Art Show

Groton Public Library

Groton, Village of

Hangar Theatre

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://hangartheatre.org

History Center in Tompkins County

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://thehistorycenter.net

Danielle Hodgins

  • Public Art Grant
  • Danielle, a Houston TX artist completed her mural on the Route 13 public works building in 2018.
  • email: dahodgins@aol.com

Holly Adams

  • Arts Education Grant
  • Holly works with 4th grade students at Belle Sherman for a full immersion Artist Residency using a theatre production to address subjects that teachers have identified as problems: math, making friendships and social skills.
  • website: http://shearwaterproductions.com

Mary Beth Ihnken

  • Public Art Grant
  • Mary Beth, an Ithaca artist, completed a mural on the Collegetown Parking garage on Dryden Road in 2018.
  • website: http://mbihnken.com

Ink Shop Printmaking Center

  • GAP Grant
  • The Ink Shop presents 10 exhibitions annually of prints, artist books, works on paper, and installations.
  • website: http://www.ink-shop.org/

Ithaca Children's Garden

Ithaca City of Asylum

Ithaca Community Orchestra

Ithaca Concert Band

Ithaca Festival

Caleb R Thomas

  • Ithaca Murals
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Ithaca Murals will be supporting 19 amazing mural projects being painted throughout the Ithaca area. March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: ithacamurals@gmail.com
  • website: http://ithacamurals.com

Ithaca Underground

Ithaca Underground

Irina Kassabova

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Irina has been invited to exhibit at the CAP ArtSpace. She will be showing large scale charcoal drawings in her show "The Luthier." March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: irina.kassabova@gmail.com
  • website: http://irinna.me

Elisa Keeler

  • Artist in Community Grant
  • With the Artist in Community grant, Elisa Keeler will be able to compose, perform, and record an original song for the Southside Community Center's annual Juneteenth Festival.
  • website: http://www.elisamusic.com

Elisa Keeler

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Elisa is a musician who will use her grant to professional record her compositions. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.elisamusic.com

Elisa Sciscioli Keeler

  • Arts Education Grant
  • With this grant, Elisa will be running a Youth Music Program at the Southside Community Center.
  • website: http://musicforunity.org

Sorayya Khan

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Sorraya is a writer who will be speaking and presenting at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference panel in Texas. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.sorayyakhan.com

Kitchen Theatre

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://kitchentheatre.org

Rachel Lampert

Becky Lane

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Becky is a filmmaker and artist working in immersive media. She has been invited to MIT's "Reality Virtually Hackathon" to create original immersive media (Virtual or Augmented or Mixed Reality). The SOS grant helps with her travel costs. October 2018 gra
  • website: http://www.beckylane.com

Becky Lane

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Becky is a filmmaker who will be using her grant to cover the submission fees for a Virtual Reality proposal for the Oculus Launch Pad Fellowship. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.beckylane.com

Lansing Community Library

R.J. Lavine

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • R.J, a local actor, was funded to attend the Spring Intensive program at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. March 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://bit.ly/rjlavine

Jay LeemingClick for Artist Feature

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Jay is a writer using his grant to cover the costs associated with his series of storytelling events being hosted at The Cherry. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.jayleeming.com

Jay Leeming

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Jay has the opportunity to attend a one week class at the Ben Haggarty School of Performance Storytelling in England. March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: leemingJay@gmail.com
  • website: http://JayLeeming.com

Mary Lorson

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Mary is a filmmaker and musician, currently working on a project titled "Senior Year, The Podcast" which features interviews with high school seniors. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.marylorson.com

Nestor Madalengoitia

  • Public Art Grant
  • Nestor, from Poughkeepsie, NY, completed this mural of Ezra Cornell at the Tompkins County Public Library in 2017.
  • website: http://www.nestorart.com

Kathy Morris

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Kathy, a photographer and digital artist, will be creating a short YouTube video, in collaboration with Norm Scott (Scott Mediaworks) that will highlight her collage process. March 2109 grant process.
  • website: http://kathymorris.net

Joanna Murphy

  • Public Art Grant
  • Joanna, from Delhi, NY, created a mural at the main intersection in the village of Dryden depicting village life. Completed 2018.
  • website: http://www.joannamurphy.com

Museum of the Earth/Cayuga Nature Center

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: https://www.priweb.org

David Neal

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • David is a vocalist who will be traveling to Carnegie Hall for a performance. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.davidnealbassbaritone.com

Newfield Public Library

  • GAP Grant
  • The Newfield Public Library will be hosting an event titled "Puppet-Palooza: Puppet Making and Performance."
  • website: http://www.newfieldlibrary.org

Nia Nunn

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Nia is a performer who will be using her grant to secure a brand, a website, and additional materials for performance based lectures. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: https://faculty.ithaca.edu/nnunn/

Matthew Ocone

Josh Oxford

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Josh is a performing and composing musician. His piece "Bluez..." will be recorded for PARMA Records. March 2109 grant cycle.
  • email: joshoxford@gmail.com
  • website: http://joshoxford.com

Terry Plater

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Terry is primarily a painter and is pursuing her interest in forensic sculpture. SOS is for participation in a Cadaver Dissection (anatomy) Workshop at the NY Academy of Art. National interest in work is resulting in an exciting career opportunity.
  • website: http://www.terryplate.com

Bradley Rappa

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Bradley is a filmmaker invited to an exclusive Iceland residency on Global Warming. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.tensquaremiles.org

Emily Richards

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Emily is a musician attending the American Choral Directors Conference. October 2019 grant cycle.

Running to Places

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://www.runningtoplaces.org

Sciencenter

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://www.sciencenter.org

Senior Theatre Troupe of Lifelong

Doug Shire and Laurence Clarkberg

  • Artist in Community Grant
  • The AWAREHOUSE Project is an immersive multimedia interactive art installation. This is a diverse project that will feature a wide range of community artists, as well as participation from visitors.
  • website: http://www.djnataraj.com/ckmgnt-productions.html

Christi Sobel

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Christi is a visual artist working on the establishment of the "Little Red Wagon" annual craft show LLC. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.christisobel.com

Southside Community Center

  • GAP Grant
  • 8 dance classes, with multiple dance instructors and choreographers, and multiple performance opportunities.
  • website: http://www.sspride.org

Southworth Library Association

State of the Art Gallery

State Theatre

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://stateofithaca.org

Steven Stull

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Steve is a vocalist using this grant as an opportunity to perform and commission further work. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.operacowpokes.com

Tompkins County Public Library

Triphammer Arts

Triphammer Arts

  • GAP Grant
  • Triphammer Arts will be performing a new composition entitled "Cocoa Cantata."
  • website: http://www.triphammer.org

Triphammer Arts

Melissa Tuckey

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Melissa is an author who will be updating her website and creating other media for her upcoming promotions. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.melissatuckey.net

Ulysses Philomathic Library

Chad Walsh

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Chad will be working on the mastering of three recorded songs and the printing of one hundred CD's to use as a promotional tool for his music. March 2019 grant cycle.
  • email: cw287@cornell.edu

Linda Wingerter

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Linda is a puppeteer who will attend an invite-only Intensive Puppetry Training workshop. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.stringpullers.com

Annemarie Zwack

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Annemarie is a visual artist who works with community public art projects. SOS supports her invitation to speak and present at the Boston Arts Equity Summit. October 2019 grant cycle.
  • website: http://www.zwackart.com