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

Latest Grantees

All grant recipients listed alphabetically

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

Mara Baldwin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Mara is a visual artist with a textile, drawing and sculpture based studio practice. For costs associated with travel and shipping to attend two prestigious artist residencies: Ucross Foundation in Wyoming and the Millay Colony in NY.
  • website: http://www.marabaldwin.com

Erin Barrett

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Erin writes speculative fiction, is a freelance journalist, non-fiction writer and teaches creative writing workshops. This grant is for travel costs for attendance at an acclaimed six week intensive workshop in Seattle, WA.

Nydia Blas

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • For costs associated with travel to Zegreb Croatia to attend the International Photography Festival Organ Vida. Nydia will give an artist talk and have her photography displayed in the exhibition "Vigilance, Struggle, Pride Through Her Eyes."
  • website: http://www.nydiablas.com

Brooktondale Community Center

  • GAP Grant
  • "BCC" is sponsoring regularly scheduled free open art making sessions to all in the community! Amber Roy and Kate Laux from Open Art Hive will led the workshops.
  • website: http://www.brooktondalecc.org

Gwen Elizabeth Bullock

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Gwen was invited to the International Visual Sociology Conference in France to present her photography of street art in Bogota, Columbia and compared to Ithaca, NY street art.
  • website: http://www.wildezt1.org/Graffiti.html

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

  • GAP Grant
  • "CVE," an acapella choral group will present the sixth annual "Poetry and Song" concert on May 6, 2018.
  • website: http://www.cayuga-vocal.org

Cinemapolis

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

Civic EnsembleClick for Artist Feature

  • GAP Grant
  • Month long workshop and staged reading of "The Loneliness Project," a documentary project documenting LGBTQIA+ activist communities. The Civic Ensemble creates theatrical experiences that explore and explode issues of our time.
  • website: http://civicensemble.org

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

Anna CooganClick for Artist Feature

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Anna is an Ithaca based composer, songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and music teacher. She maintains a rigorous national and touring schedule. This grant helped with travel costs to perform at the 2018 "Watermill Festival" in Gorlitz, Germany.
  • website: http://www.annacoogan.com

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/

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/

Camille Doucet

  • Arts Education Grant
  • Cami will work with 4th grade students during a residency at South Hill Elementary School. The children study Trout and Stream Organisms and Cami teaches them scientific illustration.
  • website: http://www.camilledoucet.com

Downtown Ithaca Alliance

Dryden Town Recreation Department

Dryden Intergenerational Band and Chorus

Finger Lakes Pottery TourClick for Artist Feature

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • The Finger Lakes Pottery tour was created to highlight our regions amazing ceramic artists, and foster appreciation of pottery as an art form. 2018 was it's inaugural year!
  • website: http://www.fingerlakespotterytour.com

Frances Gallardo

  • Artist in Community Grant
  • Frances will be the artist-in-residence at the new Tompkins County Public Library's Makerspace.
  • website: http://www.francesgallardo.com

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

  • GAP Grant
  • GIAC STEAM group of 2nd to 5th graders in the After-School Program will perform a play to teach behind the scenes theatre production, and in-front of the curtain acting -bringing together the skills of science, technology, engineering, arts and math throu
  • website: http://www.cityofithaca.org/327/Greater-Ithaca-Activities-Center

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

Groton Art Show

Groton Public Library

  • GAP Grant
  • Summer Family Art Series includes Merry-Go-Round theatre, Tom Knight (puppets and music), and Josh Dwyer (singer).
  • website: https://grotonpubliclibrary.net/

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

Scott Hitz

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Scott is a director, producer and puppeteer. He was invited to partake in an intensive Marionette workshop at the Theatre de Marionnettes in Amsterdam.
  • website: http://www.scotthitz.com

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

Thomas Hoebbel

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Tom is a filmmaker and is working on "A Tompkins County Almanac - Spring, Migration of Wood Warblers". SOS will help with film costs and also submission costs to Film Festivals.
  • website: http://www.TH-Photo.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 Ballet

  • GAP Grant
  • Performances of Swan Lake, the full length classical ballet, on April 28 and 29 at the State Theatre;
  • website: http://www.ithacaballet.org/

Ithaca Children's Garden

Ithaca City of Asylum

  • GAP Grant
  • ICOA will host a reading with commentary by their 2018 writer in residence. September 26th, 2018 7pm at the Tompkins County Public Library
  • website: https://ithacacityofasylum.com

Ithaca Community Chorus and Chamber Singers

  • GAP Grant
  • Two classical music performances at St. Paul's Methodist Church: January 13 and May 12, 2018.
  • website: http://www.ACIthaca.org

Ithaca Concert Band

Ithaca Fantastik

  • GAP Grant
  • Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival - a ten day festival in downtown Ithaca featuring fantastic and vanguard films from November 2 to November 11, 2018.
  • website: http://ithacafilmfestival.com/

Ithaca Fantastik

Ithaca Gay Men's Choir

Ithaca Underground

Ithaca Underground

Kitchen Theatre

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

C. Knightley

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • C Knightly has been offered the opportunity to develop a visual art Comic Series at the Multicultural Resource Center that addresses social justice issues through visual art and comedy. Funds are for the development of the program.
  • website: http://CKnightleyART.Tumblr.com

Becky Lane

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Becky is a filmmaker and virtual reality creator. She has been invited to show her "Virtual Burly" film at NYC Creative Tech Week, an international festival bringing together developers, designers, executives and artists -a great opportunity.
  • website: http://www.visionlab360.com

Lansing Community Library

  • GAP Grant
  • Summer Family Art Series: the Grady Girls on June 16th, Merry-Go-Round Theatre on July 14th; and Aunt Irene's Variety Show on August 6th.
  • website: http://www.lansinglibrary.org

Mary Lorson

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Mary is a composer and writer, creating albums of contemporary music in addition to narrative performance art plays, screenplays, and prose. SOS will help with funding for editing of a short film in LA, with an eye towards release and distribution.
  • 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

Blache Marie

  • Artist in Community Grant
  • For a program called Live Your Story, a social practice program for young LGBTQIA+ people of color in Ithaca.
  • website: http://www.blachemarie.com

Leanora Erica Mims

  • Arts Education Grant
  • Leanora Erica worked at the New Roots School with students in a project called "Celebration of our Uncal(story)and Identity" through a fabric art residency.
  • website: http://www.lericamims9.wixsite.com/artincolor

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

Musicians for World Harmony, Inc. Click for Artist Feature

  • Arts Education Grant
  • Samite Mulondo will do an artist residency through Musicians for World Harmony called "Can we talk, rap,or sing?" to building bridges between refugees/immigrants and American-born students at DeWitt Middle School.
  • website: http://www.musiciansforworldharmony.org

Newfield Public Library

  • GAP Grant
  • Three community events at Mill Park as part of their summer music program with Merry Go Round theatre, Tom Knight and Nate Marshall.
  • website: http://www.newfieldpubliclibrary.org

Opus Ithaca School of Music

  • GAP Grant
  • A free concert of Copland's Appalachian Spring and other Americana music on March 4th, 2018
  • website: http://opusithaca.org/

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

Mary Reynolds

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Mary transfers her work onto multiple mediums and products. She has been invited to establish a permanent showroom display in the Las Vegas World Market Center - an amazing opportunity.
  • website: http://www.stickwithmary.com

Running to Places

  • GAP Grant
  • Five annual fully staged musical performance featuring middle and high school students from across the region.
  • website: http://www.runningtoplaces.org

Running to Places Theatre Company

  • Arts Education Grant
  • Running to Places, under the direction of Joey Steinhagen, will work with 5th grades at BJM Elementary to produce with them: Seussical (Kids Edition).
  • website: http://www.runningtoplaces.org

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

Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Godfrey is a professional actor and teaches acting at Cornell. He has been cast in an off broadway production of a play called "The Winning Side," a world premiere. SOS will go towards NYC housing.
  • website: http://godfrey@civicensemble.org

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

Tompkins County Public Library

  • GAP Grant
  • For four curated exhibits using the theme of Identity - to promote local and regional artists.
  • website: http://www.tcpl.org/

Triphammer Arts

  • GAP Grant
  • Two performances on August 20th, 2018 of a Choreographer's Showcase: "Moving Landscapes: An Evening of Dance and Music"
  • website: http://www.triphammer.org

Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Art

Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Art

  • GAP Grant
  • Two Piano Concerts: Ryan McCullough and Blaise Bryski - two prominent local pianists performing classical and modern compositions.
  • website: http://www.tburgconservatory.org

Lisa TsetseClick for Artist Feature

  • Arts Education Grant
  • Lisa will work with pre-K students BJM Elementary School. "All in a Day" is a creative movement arts and literacy initiative that will help children with literacy through story, dance and music.

Ulysses Philomathic Library

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Lyrae is a poet and professor at Cornell. SOS will help with a collaborative project with Cornell faculty, students, and women in the larger community, focusing on trauma and healing through poetry and film. SOS funds will help with rental of rehearsal sp
  • website: http://www.research.cornell.edu/researchers/lyrae-n-van-clief-stefanon

Voices Multicultural Chorus

Theo Whitley

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • Theo performs original music, and was invited to perform at a transformational arts festival at Sprit Crossing in Tennessee. The exposure at a thriving art community will result in the creation of a live performance video as well as a mini-documentary fil
  • website: http://www.CozmicTheo.com

Womens Work