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GAP Grant

Affiliated Choruses: Ithaca Gay Men's Choir

Ballet Guild

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The Ithaca Ballet is a repertory dance company dedicated to bringing the art of ballet to the widest possible audience. With their usual live performance of the Nutcracker put on hold due to COVID restrictions, The Ithaca Ballet sought to bring an abridged digital version of the ballet to upstate New Yorkers. Expenses related to transforming the show for a virtual stage were covered by a GAP grant.
  • website: http://www.ithacaballet.org

Cayuga Vocal Ensemble

Civic Ensemble

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The Civic Ensemble has a ReEntry Theatre Program for formerly incarcerated individuals to learn about playwriting and performance. The creative group work and collaboration that the program encourages helps them develop community and expand their network. A GAP Grant will be used to fund an online workshop and public reading of their new play Delia Divided about mental health and reentry, with two performances in Spring 2021.
  • website: http://civicensemble.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: Local artist, Kenneth McLaurin, collaborated with the CCE to put on a Virtual Arts Festival featuring only Black creators. The All Black Entertainment Festival (ABE) seeks to celebrate Black artists and showcase their work to the community, front and center. A GAP Grant was used to pay for expenses to host the event and to compensate the artists for their work and time.
  • website: https://www.abeartsfestival.org/

Cornell Cooperative Extension

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: Kenneth and Ebonie McLaurin have partnered with the CCE again to bring their live virtual event “Ithaca is Black People Too” to our screens. The event aims to showcase Ithaca, New York's Black history and culture for the community. Poems, stories, and music curated from Ithaca’s Black community will be presented at the event. A GAP Grant was used to provide a film crew for the event and compensate artists.

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers are a group dedicated to preserving the art of Negro Spiritual folk music. The chorus features singers of all ages, races, and various socioeconomic backgrounds who come together to celebrate this storied African-American tradition. A GAP Grant will help with their continued virtual concerts and a hopeful return to live performances in the Fall of 2021.
  • website: http://dorothycottonjubileesingers.com/

Downtown Ithaca Alliance

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The Downtown Ithaca Alliance cares for the downtown area and organizes events that reflect the vibrant culture of downtown Ithaca. Gallery Night, a downtown staple, is a walking tour of downtown Ithaca’s galleries and artist workshops, hosted once a month. The DIA will use a GAP Grant to expand the reach of Gallery Night, adding new elements and continuing to upkeep their virtual galleries for a wider audience.
  • website: http://www.gallerynightithaca.com/

Dryden Intergenerational Band and Chorus

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The Dryden Area Intergenerational Band & Chorus is an organization that supports two inclusive summer music ensembles, providing free resources to musicians and concerts for the community. At the end of their six-week program, they usually host a live concert, which was not possible last summer due to COVID restrictions. The DAIB&C received a GAP Grant that will help prepare for their annual summer concerts, whether they be virtual or in-person.
  • website: https://daibac.wixsite.com/daibac

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) Adult Program is known for organizing cultural events and experiences for Greater Ithaca’s senior population. Some of their staple events are the monthly senior breakfasts and end-of-year holiday party, both of which have been entertained by local performers in the past. Bringing these multicultural experiences to the group of over 170 seniors is so important because of the few opportunities they have to enjoy the cultural wealth of the Greater Ithaca Area. Now, they have brought back musicians, storytellers, and poets for these events with the help of a GAP Grant.
  • website: http://www.cityofithaca.org/327/Greater-Ithaca-Activities-Center

Groton Public Library

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The Groton Public Library seeks to provide access to media and information services to Groton, NY. In the past, they have hosted the Page Turner Theatrical Company at the library to put on performances for the community. In summer 2021, a GAP Grant will allow the library to host them once again for a series of virtual performances and pay for a projector that will allow for other virtual performances and events to take place.
  • website: https://grotonpubliclibrary.net/

Ithaca Children's Garden

Ithaca Community Orchestra

Latino Civic Association

Newfiield Public Library

Primary Performance Group Jim Self

Southside Community Center, for Ithaca Murals

Southworth Library Association

State of the Art Gallery

State Theatre

Triphammer Arts for "Masters of Movement"

Triphammer Arts

Village at Ithaca

  • GAP Grant
  • "Stolen Joy" an opportunity for local people of color to tell their stories of a time when their joy was stolen by the oppressive hand of an educational system designed to oppress. In the =resultant film, stories are told by local actors.
  • website: http://www.villageatithaca..org

Village at Ithaca (for Circus Culture Ithaca)

Walking on Water Productions

  • GAP Grant
  • "Comfort Food," musical

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