CAP News, and Local Arts!
The staff of the Community Arts Partnership (all two of us!) have considered what it means to strengthen communities in this time of quarantine. For us, it means that we continue on with our work of amplifying the voices of our local artists, and providing grants and resources so that we all stay safe and stay connected!
- Megan Barber (Executive Director) and Robin Schwartz (Program & Grant Director)
Page Updated November 25, 2020
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Ithaca named 4th most arts-vibrant medium sized community
CAP Executive Director Megan Barber says
"The recognition of the Ithaca area as a top arts-vibrant community underscores the importance of the arts to our region, both in terms of quality of life and as an economic engine. During the pandemic, our local artists and art groups are helping people process emotion and maintain connections, and are bringing in new audiences through creative virtual and live events. The fact that Ithaca has been named the 4th most arts-vibrant community means it’s critical that all of us support this vital segment of our economy. "
CAP Funded Artist: SOS Grant - Sam Buggeln and The Cherry Arts
Shortly after all live productions were shut down due to the panemic, the Artistic Director of the Cherry Arts, Sam Buggeln, asked six writers from around the world to collaborate on "Felt Sad, Posted a Frog (and other streams of global quarantine). These collaborations were then live-streamed by thirteen members of The NY Cherry Artists’ Collective from May 1-9, 2020. Sam described the experience as “truly intense. Read the full article
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