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 free program offered by NYSCA/NYFA is an intensive four day (live in Ithaca) training for artists of all disciplines. Apply! ...  Read more
Save the dates! Greater Ithaca Art Trail Open Studio weekends! 32 studios open for you to visit. ...  Read more
A poem by Peaches Gillette, a feature about Village at Ithaca, arts events around the County, and more! ...  Read more
"Illusion and Illumination," an IC Summer Scholar Project...  Read more
Take a look at the recipients of this grant, whose projects focus on racial justice and mental health. ...  Read more
We interviewed Jan Quitzau, Marketing manager of Bousquet Holstein, a firm actively involved in supporting the arts! ...  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

Arts Partnership Success Story

CAP's Creative Recovery Fund grant has a primary focus area of arts events that address racial justice.

The Village at Ithaca is one of 12 grantees, and received funds for "Seats at the Table."

Young people (ages 13+) used their creativity, passion, and research skills to reclaim 12 found/used chairs and through decoupage, paint, and other techniques, transforming the chairs into the testimonials and depictions of the Black agents of freedom who came before them. 

Finished pieces for this ongoing project, were displayed this past July at the Ithaca City School District Diversity Symposium.

Sarah Wolff, Program Educator, came up with the idea while she was walking down her road and noticed an old chair up for grabs in her neighbor’s front yard. Her experience as an educator mainly revolves around teaching poetry and writing, but she has actively been exploring new forms for metaphor beyond...  Read more