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

All CAP Grants

CAP has grant programs for artists, arts organizations, and not-for-profits!

GRANT INFORMATION

Here's a video of this year's workshop where I talk briefly about the CAP grants, and then offer grant writing advice. (Robin Schwartz, Program & Grant Director)

Note: This handout Writing An Effective GAP Grant Application is specific for the "Grants for Arts Program (GAP Grant), but the advice applies to all grants. It is a good read!

 

UPCOMING CAP GRANTS:

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CAP Creative Relief Fund - A 2021 program has yet to be determined.
SOS Grant - Due March 5th and October 4th, 2021
Grants For Arts Programs - Due in October 2021 for 2022 programming
Artist in Community Grant - Due in October 2021 for 2022 programming
Arts Education Grant - Due in November 2021 for 2022 programming


 

Creative Artist Relief Fund

The Community Arts Partnership’s (CAP) created an Creative Artist Relief Fund to provide some financial support to artists located in Tompkins County who have experienced lost income due to the outbreak of COVID-19. There were three rounds of funding (from community supporters!) in 2020 and we are working towards a 2021 fund.

 

 

 


 

Specific Opportunity Stipend (SOS)

The Specific Opportunity Stipend (SOS) is designed to support Tompkins County artists (of all disciplines) with a consistent record of producing art. The grant can be used for projects or opportunities that will have a significant and well documented or planned impact on the artist's professional career or, due to COVID-19, for opportunities that help maintain an existing artist's career. Artists can apply for costs associated with these specific projects or opportunities, such as travel costs, performance expenses, and exhibition costs. There are two opportunities to apply each year - in March and October.

DEADLINES:
Friday, March 5, midnight (for opportunities from April to Nov. 2021)
Monday, October 4, midnight (for opportunities from Nov. 2021 to June 2022)


SOS GUIDELINES and APPLICATION:  Here as .doc


 

Grants for Arts Programs (GAP)

Grants for Arts Program (GAP) grants are awarded to not-for-profits throughout the County such as libraries, arts organizations, towns, villages, community centers and the like for professional arts and cultural projects. (Individual artists can apply to "GAP" by finding a not-for-profit organization to sponsor their event.) Funded projects must be arts and cultural in nature, open to and promoted to the general public of Tompkins County.  Preference is given to requests that fill community needs and reach diverse cultures and communities in Tompkins County.  The maximum award is $3,000. New in 2021: Applicants can apply for virtual programming, technical support, and equipment related to delivering programming. No match is required.

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. The GAP Grant is part of NYSCA's Decentralization program, along with our Artist in Community Grant and our Arts Education Grant. The Decentralization program is administered in Tompkins County by the Community Arts Partnership.

DEADLINE: October 2021 for 2022 projects

NOTE :These following are from a completed funding cycle, for your perusal only.
The 2022 guidelines and application will be here by July 2021. 

GAP GUIDELINES: Here as pdf 
GAP APPLICATION: Here as pdf / Here as doc
GAP APPLICATION BUDGET: Here as excel

Handout - Writing An Effective GAP Grant Application Here as pdf

2020 Final Report Form Here as .doc / Here as .pdf

See logo download below.



Artist in Community Grant

Artist in Community Grants  support the creation of new work by Tompkins County artists. The work must be shared with the Tompkins County community. 3 or 4 grants of $1,000 to $2,500 grants are available. Applicants can apply for virtual programming, technical support, and equipment related to delivering programming. No match is required.

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. The AICG grant is part of NYSCA's Decentralization program, along with our Grants for Arts Programs and our Arts Education Grant. The Decentralization program is administered in Tompkins County by the Community Arts Partnership. 

DEADLINE: October 2021 for 2022 projects

NOTE :These following are from a completed funding cycle, for your perusal only.
The 2022 guidelines and application will be here by July 2021. 
AICG GUIDELINES: Here as pdf
AICG APPLICATION: Here as pdf / Here as doc



Arts Education Grant

Arts Education Grant funds are designed to assist artists in developing and implementing visual and performing arts residencies. The grant can also fund after school programs. New in 2021: Applicants can apply for virtual programming, technical support, and equipment related to delivering programming. No match is required.

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. The Arts Education Grant is part of NYSCA's Decentralization program, along with our Grants for Arts Programs and our Artist in Community Grant. The Decentralization program is administered in Tompkins County by the Community Arts Partnership.

DEADLINE: November 2021 for 2022 projects

NOTE :These following are from a completed funding cycle, for your perusal only.
The 2022 guidelines and application will be here by July 2021. 
ARTS ED GUIDELINES: Here as pdf
ARTS ED APPLICATION: Here as pdf / Here as doc
ARTS ED BUDGET: Here as excel



Arts & Cultural Organizational Development (ACOD)  

CAP administers the Arts and Culture Organizational Development program(ACOD) with funds from the Tompkins County Tourism Program and is available by invitation only to organizations that fit specific criteria. The goal of the program is to stabilize and develop the arts and cultural tourism assets of the County. Applicants are by invitation only.

Recipients of funding from this program have included:  Community School of Music and Arts, Cinemapolis, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Hangar Theatre, Ithaca Shakespeare Company, The History Center at Tompkins County, Kitchen Theatre Company, Museum of the Earth/Cayuga Nature Center, Running to Places, Sciencenter, State Theatre.


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