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Arts Partnership Success Story

Posted May 1, 2021

The Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County (LCA) is a volunteer organization that unites the Latinx community of Tompkins County and provides a platform for cultural, social, educational, and civic expression. Members strive to strengthen Latinx identity and promote solidarity, cultural pride, and civic engagement.

The LCA has been receiving the “Grants for Art Programs” (GAP) grants for several years now in order to fund their annual ¡CULTURA Ithaca! events.

These events help to share Latinx culture with the Ithaca community through easily accessible arts-based educational events. The project was founded in 2010 by Carolina Osorio Gil and Debra A. Castillo, who wanted to address the lack of Latinx art, culture, and educational activities in Tompkins County.

 ¡CULTURA Ithaca! is led by three co-directors: Azucena Campos López who is a clinical psychologist and dancer, Enrique González-Conty who is an Assistant Professor of...  Read more