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
This wonderful annual grant is funded by the Community Foundation and community members. ...  Read more
with workshops continuing through June! Free, amazing, on zoom AND live. WATCH RECORDINGS OF EVENTS YOU MISSED! ...  Read more
Unfolding: A Timeline of Sexual Assault Activism in Tompkins County. ...  Read more
Grantee Features, News, Funding, and Arts Events! ...  Read more
The Message from Executive Director, Megan Barber is truly inspiring. Take a look and find the PDF on our "All About CAP" page....  Read more
Take a look at our new grant awardee page. Our latest grants are our March SOS awards. ...  Read more

Arts Partnership Success Story

Josh Oxford is a composer and former musician, originally from Cortland, New York. Oxford, who received CAP’s 2021 SOS grant, plans to use the funding to finish recording an album. The album will consist of recordings of his arrangements for trumpet, horn, tuba, and trombone sonatas, as well as the Concerto for trumpet, bassoon, and strings. It will be released through PARMA records.

In 2010, Oxford experienced a near-fatal car crash, which left him with severe complications from an internal decapitation, a broken hip, and shattered humerus. As a result, his performing career was swiftly ended, and he dedicated himself to writing music. Since then, he’s written numerous compositions, one of which—an arrangement of the Hindemith tuba sonata recorded by Aaron Tindall for his album This is My House—garnered international attention. “However, people were primarily interested in performing it as...  Read more