Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for 30 years

All CAP Grants

CAP has grant programs for Tompkins County artists, and not-for-profits!

 

 

Donate and Apply to our 2022 Creative Recovery Fund!
 

2022 CRF is funded through generous donations from the community, and $11,000 from the Community Foundation of Tompkins County's "Tompkins Today and Tomorrow Fund."

(In 2021, community members donated $8,000, and the Community Foundation $10,000, for a total distribution of $18,000. See 2021 Grantees HERE

CRF provides up to $1,500 for community-focused arts and cultural projects that will make a difference in our community’s recovery in the focus areas of racial justice, public and mental health, economic recovery, and climate disaster.

Applicants can be Tompkins County not for profits, municipalities, or individual artists.

Grants are designed to impact communities: Arts for Change aesthetic attributes, including commitment to civic engagement and community change; ability of the creative work to facilitate collective meaning; the ability of the creative work to facilitate an emotional experience; and the project’s ability to advance cultural equity in Tompkins County.

PLEASE DONATE
to this wonderful fund, now through June 20th, 2022
Questions?
Megan Barber, Executive Director, director@artspartner.org

 

APPLY: TOMPKINS ARTISTS, AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS
Due June 22, 2022
CRF Guidelines (please read carefully) - HERE
CRF Application Form - word .doc - HERE
CRF Excel Budget form - HERE

 

 



All CAP Grants - click here to be brought to corresponding grant information

2022 - CAP Creative Recovery Fund - Due June 10, 2022
2022/2023 - Strategic Opportunity Stipend (SOS) - Due September 19, 2022 & February 10, 2023

2023 - Grants For Arts Programs - Due Novenber 2022
2023 - Artist in Community Grant - Due November 2022
2023 - Arts Education Grant - Due November 2022
2023 - Arts & Cultural Organizational Development Grants (ACOD) - Due October 2022. 


Questions, Advice, Draft Review (anytime!)

Robin Schwartz (programs@artspartner.org)                                                         


Video of Grant Writing Advice and Helpful Handout

This video is a tape of our 2020 grant writing advice workshop. 
Note: Start at 23:00 if you'd like to just hear the grant writing advice. Before that there is general information about funding sources, and our CAP grants from 2020. (yes, it needs an update!) Click Here

 

2022 Final Reports and CAP Logo

The google form final report links are in your grant section below
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2022 Strategic Opportunity Stipend (SOS)
 

Applicants can be Tompkins County arts organizations and individual artists.

Due: Monday, September 19, 2022 (opportunities Sept 2022 to June 2023)
Due: February 2023 (opportunities Feb 2023 -  Nov 2023)

Strategic Opportujity Stipends (SOS) are a privately funded grant for artist career or arts organization specific opportunities. 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 February and September.

SOS Guidelines and Application: here by May 15th

See Recent Grantees: Page Link HERE

Final Report SOS: Download Google Form HERE
Due 30 days after completion of project. By 12/15/22 at the latest.
Note that the final report is a google form which can not be saved and reopened. You might like to compose your answers and then cut and paste into the google form

 

2023 Grants for Arts Programs (GAP)
 

Applicants can be Tompkins County not-for-profits, or individuals artists (individuals and small groups need a not for profit sponsor).

Due: September 2022 for 2023 programming

"GAP" grants are 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. 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 Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) 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.

GAP Guidelines and Application: Here by June 1

See 2021 Grantees: Page Link HERE

HANDOUT: Writing An Effective GAP Grant Application: pdf HERE

Final Report for GAP Grant: Google Form HERE
Due 30 days after completion of project. By 12/15/22 at the latest.
Note that the final report is a google form which can not be saved and reopened. You might like to compose your answers to the report questions and then cut and paste into the google form when done

 

2023 Artist in Community Grant (AICG)
 

Applicants can be Tompkins County individuals artists.

Due: September 2022 for 2023 programming

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 Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) 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. 

AICG Guidelines and Application: Here by June 1

See 2021 Grantees: Find Page Link HERE

Final Report for Artist in Community Grant: Google Form HERE
Due 30 days after completion of project. By 12/15/22 at the latest.
Note that the final report is a google form which can not be saved and reopened. You might like to compose your answers to the report questions and then cut and paste into the google form when done

 

2023 Arts Education Grant 
 

Applicants can be Tompkins County arts organizations, cultural centers, or individuals artists (individuals and small groups do not need a not for profit sponsor).

Due: September 2022 for 2023 programming

Arts Education 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 Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) 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.

See 2021 Grantees: Page Link HERE

Final Report Arts Ed Grant: Google Form HERE
Due 30 days after completion of project. By 12/15/22 at the latest.
Note that the final report is a google form which can not be saved and reopened. You might like to compose your answers to the report questions and then cut and paste into the google form when done

 

Grant Writing Advice

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)

 

2023 Arts & Cultural Organizational Development (ACOD) 

Contact: Megan Barber - Executive Director, Community Arts Partnership
607-273-5072, director@artspartner.org

The Tompkins County Tourism Program will accept pre-applications for the 2023 Arts and Culture Organizational Development (ACOD) grant starting in October 2022.

ACOD grants are intended to support organizations that enhance Tompkins County’s brand as an artistic and cultural destination. ACOD grants provide general operating support to local public museums and performing/visual arts organizations.

The ACOD grant program has been a cornerstone of the Tompkins County Tourism Program for nearly two decades. A total of $255,850 was budgeted for ACOD grants in 2022. The maximum grant award is $35,000.

Organizations interested in applying may contact Community Arts Partnership to review the pre-application at director@artspartner.org. Grant guidelines and application instructions are available at www.tompkinscountyny.gov/tourism/grants.

Organizations that meet the eligibility criteria in the pre-application will be invited to submit full applications, which will be due in December of 2022. Full applications will be evaluated on five categories: 1) tourism impact, 2) local quality of life, 3) economic impact, 4) administrative capability, and 5) artistic/cultural impact.

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.

 


 

CAP's NYYSCA Grants are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.