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

Latest Grantees

Specific Opportunity Stipend

Rebecca Barry

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2021: Rebecca has the opportunity to produce a TV pilot, and this grant is for the mentorship she needs to move forward.
  • website: http://www.recipesforabeautifullife.com

Janet Batch

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2021: Funds support the release of her newest album.
  • website: http://www.janetbatch.com

Janet Batch

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Janet Batch is a singer-songwriter and frontwoman of an alt-country band. This spring and summer, she is organizing a PR campaign for the premiere release of her upcoming music video as well as gearing up to hit the road.
  • website: http://www.janetbatch.com/

Black Hands Universal

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Live Community Performance Ending the Downtown Black Market. They will have multiple artists perform live at the Ithaca Commons to help wrap up a series of weekly performances for the new up and coming BIPOC market.
  • website: http://blackhandsuniversal.com

Regi Carpenter

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Regi is a storyteller, performer and workshop leader. SOS will help her take her "Grief Speaks" storytelling workshops online.
  • website: http://www.regicarpenter.com

Nicole Costa

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Nicole Costa is creating, cultivating and installing artwork for a show in the CAP Art Space during the month of November 2022. Costa is a mixed media visual artist who creates acrylic paintings on newspaper, sculpture/installations with cardboard, and papier-mâché masks.
  • website: http://n-costa.squarespace.com/

Daraisi

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Daraisi is a professionally trained Hip-Hop Dance and Culture artist. Daraisi will create a statement piece for The Southside Community Centers Juneteenth Celebration, touching on the experiences of black men in the LGBTQ community, specifically trans, gender-fluid, and feminine black men.

Kate Doyle

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Funds are supporting Kate's attendance at Creative Residency Program, Hambridge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, in Georgia.
  • website: http://www.katedoylewriter.com

Kate Doyle

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2021: Funds are going towards Kate's attendance at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
  • website: http://www.katedoylewriter.com

Christine Elfman

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Christine (photographer) received funds for her solo exhibition "Hold Fast," at the Penumbra Foundation in New York City.
  • website: https://www.christineelfman.com/

Robert W. Grant

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Robert W. Grant creates colorful and thematic paintings, primarily acrylic on canvas. The Community Arts Partnership (CAP) has selected Robert to host “Colours Out of Chaos” exhibit this coming July.
  • website: http://www.Grantiste.com

Lesley Lisa Greene

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Lesley Lia Greene is a theater artist who has written and directed several short plays. Lesley will have a workshop and public discussion of her play-in-progress "The Turnaway Play." The discussion will take place in Ithaca, in a free forum hosted by Story House Ithaca.

Homecoming Players

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2021: Homecoming Players received funds for their upcoming production of "A Great Wilderness"
  • website: http://www.homecomingplayers.org

Ithaca Murals

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Ithaca Murals is a network of people transforming gray walls into meaningful works of art. They will build an advisory team and working board for Ithaca Murals and join the Center for Transformative Action as their umbrella nonprofit organization.
  • website: http://ithacamurals.com

Elisa Keeler

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • SOS MARCH 2021: Elisa is a singer, composer and teacher. SOS funds will help with recording costs of new neo-soul music for international online teaching.
  • website: http://www.elisamusic.com

Jay Leeming

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Jay is storyteller, and funds supported the purchase of a quality microphone for his podcasts, recordings, festival submissions, and online events.
  • website: http://www.jayleeming.com

Louis DiPietro

  • Louiston
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Louiston is hiring a four-piece string ensemble and other local musicians to collaborate on the next Louiston album, to be recorded at Sunwood Recording in Trumansburg.
  • website: https://louistonmusic.com

Mark Robertson Luchs

Luna Fiber Studio

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Sarah Gotowka is the owner and director of Luna Fiber Studio, a natural dye and weaving studio in Trumansburg. Sarah will be traveling to study indigo dye techniques in Korea for Luna Fiber Studio.
  • website: http://www.lunafiberstudio.com

Erkia Medina

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2021: Funds helped Erika with the equipment she needs to be a vendor at the Farmers Market - a great opportunity.
  • website: http://www.erikamedinaart.com

Leanora Mims

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Leanora is a fiber artist whose quilts tell the stories of individuals, families and communities. SOS supported Leanora's membership in the annual Greater Ithaca Art Trail.

Neighbors Gallery

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: SOS funds supported the artists, and costs associated with the Neighbors Gallery on West Hill.
  • website: http://www.neighborsgallery.com

Novel Slices

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Novel Slices is a new literary magazine, co-founded by local writer Hardy Griffin. SOS supported fees associated with obtaining not-for-profit status.
  • website: http://www.novelslices.com

Josh Oxford

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2021: Josh has an amazing opportunity - an invitation to record many of his music compositions for PARMA records.
  • website: http://www.joshoxford.com

Sue Perlgut

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2021: For "Feminist Theater Past and Present" zoom presentations in collaboration with eCornell.
  • website: http://www.closetohomeproductions.com

Emma Plotkin

Norman Scott

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Norman Scott has been invited by the Beyond Art Collective in Ithaca to collaborate and submit sculptural/installation works for an immersive community art show in April 2022. Norman makes sculptural objects referencing fictional machines, functional soundmaking devices, and interactive audio installations.
  • website: https://normscott.com

Elizabeth Seldin

  • Clockmaker Arts
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Elizabeth is an artistic director, playwright, producer, and teaching artist. the grant cover costs associated with "The Hope Project" at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center.
  • website: http://www.clockmakerarts.com

Southside Community Center

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Southside Community Center would like to take their girls on a trip to Atlanta, GA. Their goal for this trip is to experience Black culture outside of Ithaca, in hopes that these experiences will further develop their artistic skills, views, and truths.
  • website: http://sspride.org

Jennie Stearns Lowe

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Jennie is a singer, composer, and performer. These funds will help promote her March '21 UK release of her latest recording.
  • website: http://www.jennielowemusic.com/home

Story House Ithaca

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: This new organization received funds for its inaugural production and launch of a community sourced video project, "Pandemic Dreams: An April Fools Fantasy."
  • website: http://www.storyhouseithaca.org

Marietta Synodis

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • SOS MARCH 2021: Marietta is a performative storyteller. Support is for her "This is Ithaca" podcast series, airing on WRFI and representing many different voices of the Ithaca Community.
  • website: https://thisithaca.org/

The Cherry Arts, Inc.

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: The Cherry Arts is expanding into creating and exhibiting visual art, in connection with a segment of Ithaca’s low-income and recently housing-insecure communities. They are commissioning a work of public art to be created on the Arthaus, painted by a local artist in collaboration with the residents themselves.
  • website: http://www.thecherry.org

The Rest Gallery

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: The Rest Gallery is a gathering place for emerging artists and the public. They will build an interactive website that features current and upcoming exhibitions and highlights and sells artists’ work.
  • website: http://www.therestithaca.com

Theatre incognita

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2021: Ross Haarstad, theatre director and producer, applied for funds to create a multimedia production of "Macbeth" with other local collaborators.
  • website: http://www.theatreincognita.org

Theatre Incognita

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Theatre Incognita is a community-based theater company focusing on local artists producing works in multiple venues with an emphasis on inclusivity. They will produce a multi-media, experimental production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth for live in-person performance in Fall 2022, using local artists.
  • website: http://theatreincognita.org

Theatre Incognita

Grace Troxell

Damaris Vazquez

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Damaris Vazquez and Black Girl Alchemy will be breaking new ground by creating unique blacklight reactive bodypaint portraiture together through their self-directed process to empower black women by honoring their black joy, bodies, and specific personal expressions.
  • website: https://www.damarisvazquez.com/

Achala Wali

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Achala Wali is a visual artist working in multi-media, primarily graphite, inks, and pastel. Achala will present a solo exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art through their inaugural Central NY Regional Artists Exhibition Initiative from June 25–August 7, 2022.

Walking on Water Productions

Maddy Walsh

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Maddy Walsh, the co-founder, lead singer, and songwriter of the band Maddy Walsh & the Blind Spots, will re-record and remix the song "Hey Boy" into two different versions--one Spanish, one electropop dance--with Miami-based Cuban producer Tony Laurencio.
  • website: http://www.MaddyWalsh.net

Linda Wingerter

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Linda is a puppeteer who will attend an invite-only Intensive Puppetry Training workshop.
  • website: http://www.stringpullers.com

Annemarie Zwack

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Annemarie Zwack is a visual artist specializing in engaging communities in creating collaborative public art. Annemarie will work with BEYOND to create an immerisve art experience at the ArtHaus Gallery on Cherry St.
  • website: http://www.ZwackArt.com

Anniemarie Zwack

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2022: Annemarie Zwack is a visual artist specializing in engaging communities in creating collaborative public art. Annemarie will work with BEYOND to create an immerisve art experience at the ArtHaus Gallery on Cherry St.
  • website: http://ZwackArt.com

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