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 Tompkins County artists, and not-for-profits!

 

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NEW: ReStart NY Grant - for July 2021 to June 2022 projects. Due: September 27
SOS Grant - for November 2021 to July 2022 projects.
Due October 4
Grants For Arts Programs - for 2022 projects. Due December 6
Artist in Community Grant - for 2022 projects. Due December 13
Arts Education Grant - for 2022 projects. Due December 20
CAP Creative Recovery Fund - We hope to offer this grant again in 2022
Arts & Cultural Organizational Development Grants (ACOD) -Pre-applications due October 28. Application due Dec. 14.


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. 

Click Here

 

Specific Opportunity Stipend (SOS)
 

Applicants can be Tompkins County:
* individual artists
* arts organizations

For: Nov. 2021 to July 2022

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 March and October.

DEADLINE: Monday, October 4, 2021, (for Nov. 2021 to July 2022)

SOS GUIDELINES and APPLICATION: Download Word Doc HERE

SEE RECENT 2020 and 2021 GRANTEES: Page Link HERE

FINAL REPORT SOS: Download Google Form HERE
Due 30 days after completion of project. By 12/15/21 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.

 

NEW: Restart NY Grant
 

Applicants can be Tompkins County:
* nfp organizations
* individual artist or small art groups (no sponsor needed)

For: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

ReStart NY is a one-time grant program of New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Recovery Fund Initiative for live performances or programs occurring between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. (Funding can be retroactive since the deadline is in late September.) Applicants can be artists or nfp organizations.

The goal is to help relaunch public consumption of arts and cultural events across the State. ReStart NY is for live (not virtual) arts events. Priority will be given to performing arts events. However, any project that includes a public program or presentation is eligible.

ReStart NY funds are in ADDITION to our annual NYSCA grants. Those include the grants listed below (CAP, AICG, Arts Education). These grants are for projects occurring in the calendar year 2022, so there is a six month overlap with ReStart NY.

ReStart NY requests can not be for the same event already funded from a 2021 GAP, AICG, or Arts Education grant. It CAN however, be for a different aspect of that request, or for additional performances. 2022 GAP, AICG, or Arts Education grant requests must be different from your ReStart NY request.

DEADLINES: Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 (for July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022)

RESTART GUIDELINES & APPLICATION: Download Word docx HERE
RESTART BUDGET FORM : Download Excel HERE

 

Grants for Arts Programs (GAP)
 

Applicants can be Tompkins County:
* nfp organizations
* individual artist or small art groups  (no sponsor needed)

For: 2022

"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. 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.

DEADLINE: December 6, 2021 for 2022 projects

2022 GAP GUIDELINES:  Download PDF HERE
2022 GAP APPLICATION:  Download Word Doc HERE
2022 GAP BUDGET FORM: Dowload Excel Form HERE

SEE 2021 GRANTEE: 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 12/15/21 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

LOGO: download below

 

Artist in Community Grant (AICG)
 

Applicants can be Tompkins County:
* individual artists or artist collaborations

For: 2022

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. 

DEADLINE: December 13, 2021 for 2022 projects

2022 AICG GUIDELINES: Download PDF HERE
2022 AICG APPLICATION: Download Word Doc HERE

SEE 2021 GRANTEES: Find Page Link HERE

FINAL REPORT for Artist in Community Grant: HeRE
Due 30 days after completion of project. By 12/15/21 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

 

Arts Education Grant
 

Applicants can be Tompkins County:
* nfp arts organizations
* individual artist or small arts groups - no sponsorship required

For: 2022

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.

DEADLINE: December 20, 2021 for 2022 projects 

2022 ART ED GUIDELINES: Download PDF HERE
2022 ARTS ED APPLICATION: Download Word Doc HERE
2022 ARTS ED BUDGET FORM: Download Excel Form HERE

SEE 2021 GRANTEES: Page Link HERE

FINAL REPORT ARTS EDUCATiON GRANT: Google Form HERE
Due 30 days after completion of project. By 12/15/21 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

 

Creative Recovery Fund
 

The 2021 CAP Creative Recovery Fund provided 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 organizations, businesses, or individuals.

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

The  Community Foundation of Tompkins County's "Tompkins Today and Tomorrow Fund" generously seeded the fund with $10,000, and the Community Arts Partnership raised an additional $5,800 for generous donors. We hope to be able to offer this grant again in 2022.

SEE 2021 GRANTEES: Page Link HERE

 

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)

 

 

2022 Arts & Cultural Organizational Development (ACOD) 

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

The Tompkins County Tourism Program is accepting pre-applications for the 2022 Arts and Culture Organizational Development (ACOD) grant starting on September 17.

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 is budgeted for ACOD grants in 2022. The maximum grant award is $35,000.

Pre-applications are due online no later than Thursday, October 28. 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 by December 14. 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.  

 


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