Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for 30 years
For 30 years, the Community Arts Partnership's grants, events, and programs have been a driving force behind the vibrant arts community of Ithaca and Tompkins County! ...  Read more
CAP distributed $575,000 in grant funds in 2024! Check out the list!...  Read more
Shifting Perspectives: A Palette of Transformation is in our Gallery in March! You can also see the exhibit in 3D online! ...  Read more
Applications for new members are due on April 10th. (Renewals are due April 2)...  Read more
A wonderful showcase of art created by the Greater Ithaca Activity Center’s after school youth program participants...  Read more
Events, a feature, announcements...  Read more
We are thrilled to welcome Sir Kenneth McLaurin as our Program & Communications Specialist! ...  Read more
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Check out our ArtSpace to see all upcoming 2024 exhibits.(Image by Margalo Guo)...  Read more

Arts Partnership Success Story

In 1954, a local youth group known as the Skip and Joe Club originated within the Brooktondale community. But it wouldn’t be until 1964 that the club would find permanent residence in a community-funded building, which came to be called the Brooktondale Community Center (BCC). Now, with a focus on children, families, art, and the Brooktondale community at large, the BCC holds numerous events in loving support of its hamlet namesake.

During a recent interview, BCC board member and project administrator Emily Adams highlighted the addition of live music to the Brooktondale Farmers Market as both a means to provide “a welcome neutral ground”, as well as entertainment for attendees from near and far. “Adding live music to the Farmers Market a few years ago”, says Adams, “improved the atmosphere remarkably, and brought more people – with lawn chairs...  Read more