Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for over 25 years

Latest Grantees

All grant recipients listed alphabetically

Affiliated Choruses: Ithaca Community Chorus

  • GAP Grant
  • The Affiliated Choruses: Ithaca Community Chorus will host two classic music performances.
  • website: http://www.ACIthaca.org

Affiliated Choruses: Voices Multicultural Chorus

Affiliated Choruses: Ithaca Gay Men's Choir

Kathy Armstrong

  • Public Art Grant
  • Kathy Armstrong, based in Rochester, was the lead artist on this mural in the village of Trumansburg.
  • website: http://kathyarmstrongfineart.com

Samuel Buggeln

  • The Cherry Arts
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Sam applied on behalf of The Cherry to present live streaming theatre, written by collective of writers, all exploring life under quarantine.
  • website: http://www.thecherry.org

Erin Caruth

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Erin is a mixed media artist who was invited to participate in a Corning Glass Intensive week-long workshop.
  • website: http://www.mudroomstudios.com

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://CCOithaca.org

Cayuga Vocal Ensemble

The Center for Transformative Action

Cinemapolis

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://www.cinemapolis.org

Civic Ensemble

  • GAP Grant
  • Civic Ensemble will be performing a play called "Streets Like This" based on true stories from Ithaca. Performances will be on Saturday May 5 at 7:30pm, and Sunday May 6 at 4:00 pm & 7:30pm, at the Kitchen Theatre Company.
  • website: http://civicensemble.org

Close To Home Productions

Community School of Music & Arts

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://csma-ithaca.org

Cultura Ithaca

  • GAP Grant
  • with the Latino Civic Association, Cultural Ithaca will host event focusing on Latino arts and culture in downtown Ithaca: Poetry reading, Cinco de Mayo celebration; film festival; and group art exhibit.
  • website: http://www.culturaithaca.com/

Danby Community Council

  • GAP Grant
  • 7-9 free community concerts (chamber music, jazz, folks, bluegrass, world music) at the Danby Town hall throughout the year.
  • website: https://www.facebook.com/DanbyCC/

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers

  • GAP Grant
  • Bringing the music and history of Negro spirituals to audiences; performances in Ford Hall, State Theatre, and at many community events.
  • website: http://dorothycottonjubileesingers.com/

Downtown Ithaca Alliance

Town of Dryden

Dryden Intergenerational Band and Chorus

  • GAP Grant
  • Intergenerational, combined band and chorus performances beginning in June. Both participation in the group and attendance at performances are free.
  • website: https://daibac.wixsite.com/daibac

Alison Fromme

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Alison, a local writer, has been awarded a grant to hire an editor for her finished manuscript.
  • website: http://www.alisonfromme.com

Sarah Gotowka

  • Luna Fiber Studio
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Sarah's Luna Fiber Studio moved from a remote 2nd floor location to a storefront in Trumansburg, an incredible opportunity to expand her dye and weaving studio.
  • website: http://www.lunafiberstudio.com

Hannah Graeper Carver

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Hannah had the opportunity to purchase a large gas kiln so that she can expand her business to offer soda firing workshops, and offer kiln space and workshops to the community!
  • website: http://www.hannahgraeperpottery.com

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

Groton Art Show

Groton Public Library

Groton, Village of

Hangar Theatre

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://hangartheatre.org

Sarah Hennies

  • Neighbors Gallery
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Sarah and Mara Baldwin founded Neighbors Gallery in downtown Ithaca in 2017. This local indie/DIY gallery spot is now on West Hill (larger!). Funds are for renovations.
  • website: http://www.sarah-hennies.com

History Center in Tompkins County

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://thehistorycenter.net

Danielle Hodgins

  • Public Art Grant
  • Danielle, a Houston TX artist completed her mural on the Route 13 public works building in 2018.
  • email: dahodgins@aol.com

Holly Adams

  • Arts Education Grant
  • Holly works with 4th grade students at Belle Sherman for a full immersion Artist Residency using a theatre production to address subjects that teachers have identified as problems: math, making friendships and social skills.
  • website: http://shearwaterproductions.com

Chris Holmes, and Kenneth McLaurin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Chris and Kenneth have the opportunity to film a proof of concept film to use for further development for their script "10 Short Films About Race" www.kennethmclaurin.com, and chris' website below
  • website: http://www.littlewhaleproductions.com

Mary Beth Ihnken

  • Public Art Grant
  • Mary Beth, an Ithaca artist, completed a mural on the Collegetown Parking garage on Dryden Road in 2018.
  • website: http://mbihnken.com

Ink Shop Printmaking Center

  • GAP Grant
  • The Ink Shop presents 10 exhibitions annually of prints, artist books, works on paper, and installations.
  • website: http://www.ink-shop.org/

Ithaca Children's Garden

Ithaca City of Asylum

Ithaca Community Orchestra

Ithaca Concert Band

Ithaca Festival

Ithaca Underground

Ithaca Underground

Elisa Keeler

  • Artist in Community Grant
  • With the Artist in Community grant, Elisa Keeler will be able to compose, perform, and record an original song for the Southside Community Center's annual Juneteenth Festival.
  • website: http://www.elisamusic.com

Elisa Keeler

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Elisa is a musician who will use her grant to professional record her compositions.
  • website: http://www.elisamusic.com

Elisa Sciscioli Keeler

  • Arts Education Grant
  • With this grant, Elisa will be running a Youth Music Program at the Southside Community Center.
  • website: http://musicforunity.org

Sorayya Khan

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Sorraya is a writer who will be speaking and presenting at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference panel in Texas.
  • website: http://www.sorayyakhan.com

Kitchen Theatre

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://kitchentheatre.org

Becky Lane

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Becky is a filmmaker who will be using her grant to cover the submission fees for a Virtual Reality proposal for the Oculus Launch Pad Fellowship.
  • website: http://www.beckylane.com

Lansing Community Library

Jay LeemingClick for Artist Feature

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Jay is a writer using his grant to cover the costs associated with his series of storytelling events being hosted at The Cherry.
  • website: http://www.jayleeming.com

Mary Lorson

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Mary is a filmmaker and musician, currently working on a project titled "Senior Year, The Podcast" which features interviews with high school seniors.
  • website: http://www.marylorson.com

Nestor Madalengoitia

  • Public Art Grant
  • Nestor, from Poughkeepsie, NY, completed this mural of Ezra Cornell at the Tompkins County Public Library in 2017.
  • website: http://www.nestorart.com

Edith Otchin McCrea

  • Magic Garden Puppets
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Edith is the director of Magic Garden Puppets (now part of Lilypad Puppet Theater). She is launching a new expanded company with the opportunity to create an adaptation of a new children's piece.
  • website: http://www.lilypadpuppettheatre.org

Joanna Murphy

  • Public Art Grant
  • Joanna, from Delhi, NY, created a mural at the main intersection in the village of Dryden depicting village life. Completed 2018.
  • website: http://www.joannamurphy.com

Museum of the Earth/Cayuga Nature Center

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: https://www.priweb.org

David Neal

Newfield Public Library

  • GAP Grant
  • The Newfield Public Library will be hosting an event titled "Puppet-Palooza: Puppet Making and Performance."
  • website: http://www.newfieldlibrary.org

Nia Nunn

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Nia is a performer who will be using her grant to secure a brand, a website, and additional materials for performance based lectures.
  • website: https://faculty.ithaca.edu/nnunn/

Jari Poulin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Jari is developing and publishing an Exhibition Proposal Catalog for award winning bodies of work to seek further opportunities for exhibits.
  • website: http://www.jaripoulin.com

Bradley Rappa

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Bradley is a filmmaker invited to an exclusive Iceland residency on Global Warming.
  • website: http://www.tensquaremiles.org

Emily Richards

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Emily is a musician attending the American Choral Directors Conference.

Hank Roberts

  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Hank is producing a Sextet Ensemble recording, riding the wave a feature in the international jazz magazine, to use as a calling card for future festivals, touring, film and grant applications.
  • website: http://www.hankrobertsmusic.com

Karen Rodriguez

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Karen has the opportunity to create a film centering around local jazz dance instructor Nancy Gaspar and an upcoming performance.
  • website: http://www.karenrodriguez.net

Running to Places

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://www.runningtoplaces.org

Sciencenter

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://www.sciencenter.org

Senior Theatre Troupe of Lifelong

Doug Shire and Laurence Clarkberg

  • Artist in Community Grant
  • The AWAREHOUSE Project is an immersive multimedia interactive art installation. This is a diverse project that will feature a wide range of community artists, as well as participation from visitors.
  • website: http://www.djnataraj.com/ckmgnt-productions.html

Jaclyn Smith

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Jaclyn has the opportunity to present an evening of a reading from her short fiction, on living with autism, followed by a Q&A.

Christi Sobel

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Christi is a visual artist working on the establishment of the "Little Red Wagon" annual craft show LLC.
  • website: http://www.christisobel.com

Southside Community Center

  • GAP Grant
  • 8 dance classes, with multiple dance instructors and choreographers, and multiple performance opportunities.
  • website: http://www.sspride.org

Southworth Library Association

State of the Art Gallery

State Theatre

  • Arts & Cultural Org Development
  • General operating support, administered by CAP with funds from Tompkins County Tourism Program.
  • website: http://stateofithaca.org

Steven Stull

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Steve is a vocalist using this grant as an opportunity to perform and commission further work.
  • website: http://www.operacowpokes.com

Caleb R Thomas

Tompkins County Public Library

Triphammer Arts

Triphammer Arts

  • GAP Grant
  • Triphammer Arts will be performing a new composition entitled "Cocoa Cantata."
  • website: http://www.triphammer.org

Triphammer Arts

Melissa Tuckey

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Melissa is an author who will be updating her website and creating other media for her upcoming promotions.
  • website: http://www.melissatuckey.net

Ulysses Philomathic Library

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

Treacy ZieglerClick for Artist Feature

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" MARCH 2020: Treacy has the amazing opportunity of a solo exhibit at the Erie Art Museum, in which she'll be able to exhibit (for the first time) massive (56 feet length) animal sculptures paper cast from letters from prisoners she receives as art di
  • website: http://www.treacyzieglerfineart.com

Annemarie Zwack

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2019: Annemarie is a visual artist who works with community public art projects. SOS supports her invitation to speak and present at the Boston Arts Equity Summit.
  • website: http://www.zwackart.com