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

All CAP's Grants

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

 

 



CAP Grant Programs - click to find full grant information (further down page).

2023 Grants For Arts Programs - Offered twice annually
    Due: Monday, January 9
    Due: Friday, June 16

2023 Artist in Community Grant - Offered twice annually
    Due: Wednesday, January 11
    Due: Friday, June 16

2023 Arts Education Grant - Offered twice annually
    Due: Friday, January 13
    Due: Friday, June 16

2023 Strategic Opportunity Stipend (SOS) - Offered twice annually
    Due: Monday, March 6
    Due: Monday, September 11

2023 CAP Creative Recovery Fund
    Due: June 2023 (date tba)

2025 Arts & Cultural Organizational Development Grants (ACOD)
    Due: Pre-application October 2024


Take a Free Workshop (Live and Zoom)  

- Robin Schwartz (programs@artspartner.org), CAP Grant Director, will talk about all of our grant programs, and share great grant writing advice to help your requests rise to the top of the pile!
- Registration Required.
- E-mail if you can't make these dates. 

- If you'd like me to come to your organization or do special presentation, let me know!

(These are all the same 1 hour workshop - just offered mutliple times)

Live at CAP ArtSpace, Mon, Nov. 21 / 5:30-6:30pm
Send
an email letting us know you'd like to attend.

Zoom, Thurs, Nov, 17 / 6pm - 7pm Register HERE
Zoom, Wed, Nov, 23 / noon - 1pm:  Register HERE
Zoom, Mon, Dec. 5 /  6pm - 7pm Register HERE
Zoom, Wed, Dec 7 / 9am - 10am: Register HERE

Zoom, Tues, Dec. 13 / noon - 1pm:  Register HERE
Zoom, Thurs, Dec. 29 / 4pm - 5pm:  Register HERE


Questions, Advice, Draft Review (anytime!)

Robin Schwartz (programs@artspartner.org)                                                        
 


 

 2023 Grants for Arts Programs (GAP)
 

WHO CAN APPLY:

  • Tompkins County: Not-for-profits
  • Municipalities
  • Individual artists (or groups) using a local not-for-profit sponsor. 

FOR:

  • Public arts events in Tompkins County

ABOUT:

  • "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 projects and programs.
  • Funded projects must be 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 $5,000.
  • Applicants can apply for virtual programming, technical support, and equipment related to delivering programming. No match is required.

FUNDERS:
The GAP Grant is part of New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) program, along with our Artist in Community Grant, and our Arts Education Grant. SCR makes exemplary arts programming available to geographically, ethnically, and racially diverse segments of the State's population, and to support the continued development of local cultural resources responsive to community cultural needs. This program is made possible with public funds from both NYSCA and Tompkins County.

DUE DATES FOR 2023 FUNDING:
Two annual deadlines for different or same projects
Monday, January 9, midnight
Friday, June 16, midnight

APPLY:
GAP GRANT GUIDELINES (please read carefully): HERE
GAP GRANT APPLICATION: HERE
GAP GRANT BUDGET FORM: HERE

2022 GRANTEES:
Page Link HERE

2022 FINAL REPORTS:  
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)
 

WHO CAN APPLY:

  • Tompkins County Artists 

FOR:

  • The creation and sharing of new work

ABOUT:
Artist in Community Grants support the creation of new work by Tompkins County artists. The work must be shared with the Tompkins County community in an immersive and impactful way. 

FUNDERS:
The Artist in Community Grant is part of New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) program, along with our GAP Grant, and our Arts Education Grant. SCR makes exemplary arts programming available to geographically, ethnically, and racially diverse segments of the State's population, and to support the continued development of local cultural resources responsive to community cultural needs. This program is made possible with public funds from both NYSCA and Tompkins County.

DUE DATES FOR 2023 FUNDING:
Two annual deadlines for different or same projects
Due: Wednesday, January 11, midnight
Due: Friday, June 16, midnight

APPLY:
Artist-in-Community GUIDELINES (please read carefully): HERE
Artist-in-Community APPLICATION: HERE
Artist-in-Community BUDGET FORM: HERE

2022 GRANTEES:
Find Page Link HERE

2022 FINAL REPORTS:
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 
 

WHO CAN APPLY:

  • Tompkins County Artists
  • Tompkins County Arts Organizations and Cultural Centers 

FOR:

  • Artist residencies in K-12, or after school programs

ABOUT:
Weaving the arts into K-12 core curriculum. as well as teaching youth new artistic skills and abilities, is at the core of this Arts Education grant.  Art instruction (visual, dance, music, theatre, literary…) helps children with the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, creative problem solving, inventiveness.
Arts Education funds are designed to assist artists in developing and implementing artist residencies. The grant can also fund after artists working in  after school programs. Artists need to meet with the same group of students at least 3 times to teach them an art form. The students must also create something from their own imaginations as part of this residency. Partnerships with non-art teachers is required for in-school programs and residencies must be in regular classrooms and not for students self selected or appointed. 

FUNDERS:
The Arts Education Grant is part of New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) program, along with our Artist in Community Grant, and our GAP Grant. SCR makes exemplary arts programming available to geographically, ethnically, and racially diverse segments of the State's population, and to support the continued development of local cultural resources responsive to community cultural needs. This program is made possible with public funds from both NYSCA and Tompkins County.

DUE DATES FOR 2023 FUNDING:
Two annual deadlines for different or same projects
Due: Friday, January 13, midnight
Due: Friday, June 16, midnight

APPLY:
Arts Education GUIDELINES (please read carefully): HERE
Arts Education APPLICATION: HERE
Arts Education BUDGET FORM: HERE

2022 GRANTEES:
Page Link HERE

2022 FINAL REPORTS
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 Strategic Opportunity Stipend (SOS)
 

WHO CAN APPLY:

  • Tompkins County Artists

FOR:

  • Funding for career opportunities worldwide

ABOUT:
Strategic Opportunity Stipends (SOS) is a privately funded grant which gives Tompkins County artists with a consistent record of producing art, the opportunity to take advantage of a very specific and strategic opportunity (which is well documented) that will take their career to the next level. Artists can apply each deadline. (Arts Organizations can take advantage of our other grants!)

DUE DATES:
Monday, March 6, 2023 (for opportunities from March 2023 -  October 2023)
Monday, September 11, 2023 (for opportunities from September 2023 - June 2024)

APPLY:
SOS GUIDELINES HERE
SOS APPLICATION HERE

2022 GRANTEES:
Page Link HERE

2022 FINAL REPORTS: 
Due 30 days after completion of project. By 12/15/22 at the latest.
Fill out Google Form HERE

 

2023 Creative Recovery Fund Arts Grant
 

WHO CAN APPLY:

  • Tompkins County Artists
  • Tompkins County Arts Organizations and Cultural Centers
  • Municipalities

FOR:

  • Community focused arts projects that focus on racial justice, public and mental health, economic recovery and climate disaster.

ABOUT:
CRF arts grants provide up to $1,500.  Grants are designed to impact communities through art: Arts for Change aesthetic attributes, including the art projects's commitment to civic engagement and community change; ability of the artwork to facilitate collective meaning; the ability of the artwork to facilitate an emotional experience; and the project’s ability to advance cultural equity in Tompkins County.

FUNDERS:
CRF arts grants are funded through generous donations from community members (you!), and from the Community Foundation of Tompkins County's "Tompkins Today and Tomorrow Fund" and the Legacy Foundation

DUE DATE:
Due: June 2023 (dates tba)

APPLY:
CRF Guidelines and application will be here by April 15, 2023
 
2022 GRANTEES:
See 2022 Grantees HERE 
 

 

2025 Arts & Cultural Organizational Development (ACOD) 

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

The ACOD grant is currently on a two-year cycle, with 2023 and 2024 completed.

The Tompkins County Tourism Program will accept pre-applications for the 2025 Arts and Culture Organizational Development (ACOD) grant starting in October 2024. Organizations that meet the eligibility criteria in the pre-application will be invited to submit full applications, which will be due in December of 2024.

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.

Organizations interested in applying may contact Community Arts Partnership at director@artspartner.org. Grant guidelines and application instructions will be available at www.tompkinscountyny.gov/tourism/grants.

 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.