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All grant recipients listed alphabetically

Affiliated Choruses: Ithaca Gay Men's Choir

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The Ithaca Gay Men’s Choir is a non-audition musical ensemble. A Broadway Music Concert, originally scheduled for Spring 2020, was to feature a variety of solos, duets, and a choreographed group performance of “Cell Block Tango” from CHICAGO. With the help of a GAP Grant, the concert has been rescheduled for Fall 2021. The choir hopes to take this repertoire of songs onto other venues following the initial performance.
  • website: http://acithaca.org/groups/igmc/

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

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

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

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

John Bunge

  • Bunge
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Performance and recording of a new music for banjo, voila, clarinet and piano titled "A Canon for Reunion."
  • website: https://jab182.wixsite.com/johnbunge

Charity Burger

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Charity is transforming a school bus into an auxiliary workspace and Art Bus for community art making
  • website: http://yourartclub.com

Eva Capobianco

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Funds to help completion of new mixed media sculptural work for 2021 exhibit at State of the Art Gallery.
  • website: http://evasculpture.com
  • phone: 6073518974

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

Mee Ae Caughey

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: "Visceral," five outdoor filmed dance performances, streamed through thecherry.org (Cherry Arts)
  • website: https://mandycaughey.wixsite.com/meeae

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

Cayuga Vocal Ensemble

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: Ithaca A Cappella is a professional choral group, under the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, that performs a wide range of music from various centuries, genres, and languages. While most of their 2020 and 2021 season was canceled, they were able to put on a live “pay-what-you-wish” spring concert with the help of a GAP Grant. This concert featured music from 1850 to today sung in both English and German for a fully masked-up crowd.
  • website: http://www.cayuga-vocal.org

The Cherry Arts

  • Creative Recovery Fund
  • 2021: The Cherry Arts is hosting a series of community-based workshops to develop the text, performance, and puppetry that will make up the a collaborative performance with the Hangar Theatre of "An Odyssey." The overarching story follows the Ithaca Community during the trials and tribulations of the pandemic. The production will be both a literal and metaphoric return to Ithaca for the arts. A Community Relief Fund Grant was contributed to pay for community actors.
  • website: https://www.thecherry.org/

Cinemapolis

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

Circus Culture

  • Arts Education Grant
  • 2021: Circus Culture is an educational organization dedicated to providing opportunities for everyone to engage in the creativity and fun of circus performance. A few groups of K-12 students will be participating in a series of aerial/hoop workshops. These workshops will provide a history of hooping and assistance on how to explore this art of movement. An Arts Education Grant was used to compensate the two teaching artists for this program.
  • website: http://www.circusculture.org

Circus Culture

Circus Culture

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

Civic Ensemble

  • Creative Recovery Fund
  • 2021: The Civic Ensemble and the ReEntry Theatre program are putting on a full production of Delia Divided. The play covers a variety of topics, including the foster care system, the criminal justice system, and mental illness. The play was developed by the ReEntry Program which is comprised of formerly incarcerated individuals. A past reading of Delia Divided was funded by a GAP Grant and the full production will be partially funded by a Creative Recovery Fund Grant.
  • website: https://www.civicensemble.org/

Civic Ensemble with Village at Ithaca

  • Creative Recovery Fund
  • 2021: The Civic Ensemble is collaborating with Village at Ithaca to host a five-week theatre program for students in Village at Ithaca’s summer program. The program explores self-expression and creating conversations about issues that matter to the students. Many of the students are low-income and would not otherwise be able to participate in theatre programming. A Creative Recovery Fund Grant helped to make this program happen.
  • website: https://www.civicensemble.org/

Civic Ensemble

Clockmaker Arts

  • Creative Recovery Fund
  • 2021: a new folk pop musical written and performed by Carley Robinson and Elizabeth Seldin of Clockmaker Arts, will be performed at the State Theatre on October 10th, 2021. The play incorporates music, rhythmic dance, body percussion and plenty of theater magic in a deeply moving script that explores themes of racial equity, grief, and community healing.
  • website: https://www.clockmakerarts.com/

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

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.

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/

Rachel Dickinson

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Costs associated with completion of a book of essays for Cornell University Press
  • website: http://racheldickinson.com

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers

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/

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers

  • Creative Recovery Fund
  • 2021: Following the death of US Rep. John Lewis, The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers (DCJS) engaged renowned composer Stan Spottswood to begin creating a major musical composition for four-part mixed voice chorus and orchestra to celebrate Rep. Lewis, Dr. Dorothy Cotton, and so many others for their promotion of racial justice. This grant is for further development and payment to Spottswood for another section of the larger work. In its final version, performed in the Fall of 2022, “Good Trouble” will feature the DCJS adult chorus, the Dorothy Cotton Youth Singers, and an orchestra of instrumentalists from the Tompkins County community.
  • website: https://www.dorothycottonjubileesingers.org/

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers

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/

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

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

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/

Lily Gershon

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Creation of a series of virtual puppet music videos for online audiences.
  • website: http://lilypadpuppettheatre.org

Peaches Gillette

  • Creative Recovery Fund
  • 2021: Peaches Gillette is hosting a series of race-related writing workshops entitled We Will No Longer Hide. The workshops aim to deconstruct racism on a systematic level, revealing how people's thoughts and behaviors can be influenced by institutions. Participants will be asked to write about their own experiences with racism and reflect on them with the group. A CRF Grant will be used to help fund the workshops.

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

  • 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

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

  • Arts Education Grant
  • 2021: An Arts Education Grant was used to fund two separate programs at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center. The first is the GIAC Jumpers which teaches African dance, drumming, hip-hop, tap, and theatre arts to Grades 2-5. The second is a virtual art program that helps students to explore different cultures. The virtual art program was made for 6th-8th graders, but recordings of the lessons will be available for K-5 as well.
  • website: http://www.cityofithaca.org/327/Greater-Ithaca-Activities-Center

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

  • Creative Recovery Fund
  • 2021: CRF will be used to provide payment to black, indigenous or artists of color performing for a community-focused arts addition to GIAC’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast, celebrating his work in racial and social justice. In 2020, the event was held virtually with over 600 viewers either joining for the live Zoom or watching the recording that was live and for later viewing on YouTube. In 2022, GIAC’s hope is for an in-person event if the pandemic allows for it, otherwise we have proven we can put together a great show online as well. 

  • website: https://www.cityofithaca.org/327/Greater-Ithaca-Activities-Center

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

  • Creative Recovery Fund
  • 2021: CRF will be used for payment for performers at the GIAC Black History Month Talent Show which focuses on celebrating the history of black, indigenous and/or people of color as performing artists. The event entertains while also bringing forward the message of racial justice advocacy and uniting the community in change toward fighting against racism. Performers include GIAC youth ages 4 through pre-teens and teens, adults who dance, sing, play instruments and who perform theatrical black facts taking on the performance from the perspective of the person they are sharing facts about. 

  • website: https://www.cityofithaca.org/327/Greater-Ithaca-Activities-Center

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/

Groton Recreation

  • Arts Education Grant
  • 2021: Groton Recreation will be hosting a series of classes on color theory and design for 3rd-6th graders. Each group will learn about the tenets of design, like color, unity, variety, and harmony, and use what they learned to implement it in their own art. These sessions will make a space for students to expand their creativity, principles, and materials available to them. An Arts Ed Grant was used to compensate teaching artists and provide materials for the classes.
  • website: http://www.grotonny.org/park-recreationA

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

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

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

Homecoming Players

Priscilla Hummel

  • Walking on Water Productions
  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Purchase of equipment to produce theatrical work virtually and record future performances for Walking on Water Productions.
  • website: http://walkingonwaterproductions.org

Mary Beth IhnkenMember of the Greater Ithaca Art Trail

  • 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

Ithaca Children's Garden

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The Ithaca Children’s Garden hosted a live virtual event featuring Native American artists and storytellers: Perry Ground, Joanne Shenadoah, and Kelly Cullen. The three performers shared stories and songs from Haudenosaunee culture. This event helped show the culture intertwined with the land we live on to a wider range of people. A GAP Grant was used to help compensate the performers and host the virtual event.
  • website: https://ithacachildrensgarden.org/

Ithaca Community Orchestra

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The Ithaca Community Orchestra is an ensemble of amateur and semi-professional musicians residing in Ithaca, NY. The orchestra often puts on concerts and holds music-related lectures for the enrichment of both the orchestra members and the general public. In 2021, with the help of a GAP Grant, they will have a live Spring and Winter Concert as well as a variety of virtual lectures/demonstrations that will be available to the public.
  • website: http://www.ithacacommunityorchestra.org

Ithaca Murals

  • GAP Grant
  • Sponsored by Southside Community Center, the grant is for a new Underground Railroad mural under the Green Street Bridge
  • website: http://ithacamurals.com

Ithaca Shakespeare Company

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

Irina Kassabova

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Virtual Art shipped for participation in the Contemporary Venice Art Fair in Italy.
  • website: http://irinakassabova.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

Elisa Keeler

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Completion of new album of 12 original songs for International online teaching
  • website: http://elisamusic.com

Elisa Keeler

Elisa S. Keeler

  • Artist in Community Grant
  • 2021: Elisa S. Keeler will be creating a virtual choir video featuring her original music. The song features a strong message of social justice and is performed by local singers of all kinds, picked from multiple diverse choirs. The professional audio and video editing, as well as the artist’s fee, will be funded by an Artist In Community Grant. The video will be premiered online and available on YouTube.

Elisa Sciscioli Keeler

  • Arts Education Grant
  • 2021: Elisa Keeler and Shyla Saltzman have developed a unit of study for students at Russell Doig Middle School called Voices for Social Justice. The program connects music from history and today to social change movements, allowing for students to reflect on how they are intertwined. There will also be an opportunity for some students to perform the original song “Lift Each Other Higher” in a choir, further adding to the conversations they’ve been learning about. An Arts Ed Grant was used to compensate the teaching artists and other personnel involved.
  • website: http://musicforunity.org

Kitchen Theatre

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

Rachel Lampert

Latino Civic Association

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County is an organization dedicated to coordinating Latino cultural events in a program dubbed CULTURA. This year, with the help of a GAP Grant, they’ve organized a music concert, Latin American film festival, art exhibition, and dance performance. The LCA strives to provide accessible, low/no-cost events to strengthen Latino heritage and bring together the community in Tompkins County.
  • website: http://www.culturaithaca.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

Mark Robertson Luchs

Luna Fiber Studio

  • Creative Recovery Fund
  • 2021: Fermentation & Appropriation: A Book on Kim-Chi is a joint project of Luna Fiber Studio artists, led by Sarah Gotowka and the Youth Farm Project. The 10 page color illustrated book will focus not only on the traditional Korean method of fermenting cabbage, but will educate on the complexities of cultural appropriation and its intersections with systemic racism. The CRF will pay for 200 copies of the book and help pay illustrator and artists InShik Lee and Sarah Gotowka.
  • website: http://www.lunafiberstudio.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

Elbonee (SingTrece) McLaurin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Album of new songs with professional electronic press kit, and a merchandise package.
  • website: http://SingTrece.com

Kenneth McLaurin

  • Arts Education Grant
  • 2021: Kenneth McLaurin and Christopher Holmes will be hosting a workshop on digital storytelling for high school students. The students will be tasked with creating a short video revolving around the theme of 2020. This program will help students learn how to express their experiences through the medium of video and expand their perspectives by viewing the stories of others. An Arts Education Grant was used to compensate the teaching artists and provide materials for the students.
  • website: http://kennethmclaurin.com

Kenneth McLaurin

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Creating the Short Film, "So You Think You're Anti-Racist Competition" with theatrical trailer and press kit.
  • website: http://kennethmclaurin.com

Kenneth McLaurin

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021 RESTART: "Stand Up for Diversity" comedy series and "Singing Notes and Slinging Jokes" with "SingTrece" McLaurin.
  • website: https://www.kennethmclaurin.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

  • Arts Education Grant
  • 2021: Leanora Erica Mims is a STEM educator and cloth artist who will be hosting the “Hearts and Hands” Quilt Program for 5th-8th Graders at DeWitt Middle School. The program combines the literary art of haiku and the physical art of quiltmaking to teach students about the history of textiles and quilts in African-American communities. Each student will be responsible for their own quilt square. An Arts Education Grant will be used to cover the cost of materials to make and assemble the quilt.

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.

Juan Manuel Aldape Munoz

  • Artist in Community Grant
  • 2021: Juan Manuel Aldape Munoz is a choreographer and storyteller. His latest project, Regio, uses puppetry and movement to express the story of migrant factory workers who have had to endure unsafe working conditions during the pandemic. The performance was converted to a video medium to follow COVID-19 guidelines and allow more people to safely view it. An Artist In Community Grant funded the materials needed for recording and production.
  • website: http://www.juanmaldape.com

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

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

Newfield Public Library

Newfield Public Library

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: Several workshops, including painting, hula hooping, and printmaking, with Sue Redman, Treacy Ziegler, and and Circus Culture.
  • website: http://www.newfieldlibrary.org

No Mas Lagrimas

  • Creative Recovery Fund
  • 2021: While the original funded request was for summer art workshops for local latino youth, No Mas Lagrimas | Voices of Youth has decided to suspend in-door program activities as a response to recent surges in Covid-19 infections within Tompkins County. They will re-direct its activities and resources to the community's critical needs by holding cultural showcases during outdoor food distributions. Local artists and enthusiasts will be invited to showcase cultural artifacts of Hispanic/ LatinX origin at the NML headquarters park. Whether it is a musical performance, "manualidades" (crafts), or even storytelling, Voices of Youth believes a cultural exchange during distribution will both increase attendance, attract new community members but also promote a dire service during this difficult time. =
  • website: https://nmlagrimas.wordpress.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

Nia Nunn

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Development of video for the Cornell Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP)and Black Consciousness Curriculum.
  • website: http://drnianunn.com

Suzanne Onodera

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Completion of artwork for "Hawaii After the War: A Story of Two Families"
  • website: http://sonodera.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

Terry Plater

  • Specific Opportunity Stipend
  • "SOS" OCTOBER 2020: Solo show at Schweinfurth Art Center, and the Museum of Art and History in Auburn for paintings in exhibit "Legacies of Harriet's World."
  • website: http://terryplater.com

Emma Plotkin

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

Primary Performance Group Jim Self

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The Primary Performance Group will be hosting “Dancing Dialogues”, a three-day program created by David Norsworthy and Mairi Greig. The dance residency will feature two performances by the pair, a movement workshop, and several video/virtual events. It will focus on the relationship between verbal communication, conversations in movement, and visual cueing. A GAP Grant was used to pay for personnel, equipment, space, and travel.
  • website: http://jimboself@mac.com

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

Laura Kay Rowley

  • Illuminated Press
  • Artist in Community Grant
  • 2021: Laura Rowley is a printmaking artist whose specialty is making small editions of handmade books. Her latest project is two zines that aim to show the realities of being homeless and help those that are currently struggling with it by providing information about resources. A few hundred copies are to be made and shared around. The materials and artist’s fees will be funded by an Artist in Community Grant.
  • website: http://www.illuminatedpress.org

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

See Beyond Art

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021 RESTART: The Beyond Immersive Art Experience reached over 10,000 people as a five month pop up art happening on the Ithaca Commons.
  • website: https://www.seebeyond.art/

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

Senior Theatre Troupe

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.

Paulina Velazquez Solis

  • Artist in Community Grant
  • 2021: Paulina Velázquez Solís is a multimedia visual artist whose latest project is an homage to the rivers in her life. The project, “A river of all ages”, features a series of mediums including photography, drawing, and animation. From the Six Mile Creek to rivers in Mexico and Costa Rica, Paulina connects each river to herself and, in turn, to each other. The creation and production of “A river of all ages” were partially funded by an Artist In Community Grant.

Southside Community Center, for Ithaca Murals

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: Ithaca Murals is an organization dedicated to transforming the blank walls across the greater Ithaca area into beautiful pieces of art that reflect the lives and experiences of its inhabitants. The Underground Railroad Mural on Green Street was originally painted in 2010; a new initiative to “reawaken” it has recently taken place. With the help of a GAP Grant, the mural will be reimagined by four local Black artists: Terrance Vann, Maryam Adib, Jackie Richardson, and Cyepress Rite.
  • website: http://www.ithacamurals.com

Southworth Library Association

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The Southworth Library plans on hosting Scott Hitz’s “Playing With Puppets Program” in summer 2021. The events of the program range from a family puppet-making workshop to a performance about the history (or Hitz-tory) of puppetry. This program will provide entertainment and family fun for the community. A GAP Grant has made it possible for the library to host this event.
  • website: http://www.southworthlibrary.org

State of the Art Gallery

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The State of the Art Gallery is a cooperatively-owned contemporary gallery in Ithaca, NY. The gallery’s 27 members have been preparing for their 2021 exhibit season with work ranging from photography to sculpture. A GAP Grant has been used to purchase better equipment, awards for some of their showings, and general upkeep that will help keep the gallery free for everyone. There will be a mix of virtual and in-person events taking place once a month.
  • website: http://www.soagithaca.org

State Theatre

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The State Theatre is downtown Ithaca’s last remaining historic theatre. While the theatre has been closed for live performances due to COVID-19 restrictions, the theatre is still hosting many virtual shows. Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy’s Interactive Show and Pink Talking Fish’s Grateful Dead Day Show will be available through live stream. Artist fees for both performances will be covered by a GAP Grant.
  • website: http://www.stateofithaca.org

State Theatre

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

Story House Ithaca

  • Creative Recovery Fund
  • 2021: Lifting the Cloud is a series of events related to storytelling and mental health. The program will host a documentary screening on the state of psychiatric care in the US, a writing workshop for those affected by mental illness, and a performance event featuring selections from the ReEntry Theatre Program’s “Delia Divided.” A Creative Recovery Fund Grant will be used to help put on these events.
  • website: http://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/

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

Caleb R Thomas

Triphammer Arts for "Masters of Movement"

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: Masters of Movement is a series of virtual dance performances presented by Megan Omohundro and Kathy Lucas, which will be focused on racial trauma and how it has been passed on through the present day to the performers. Four dancers will do a total of eight performances over four months, each followed by a question-and-answer forum for the dancers and choreographers. A GAP Grant will be used to help compensate the artists involved.
  • website: https://www.thecherry.org/masters-of-movement-as-told-by-we-us-them/

Triphammer Arts

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: Triphammer Arts is an organization dedicated to hosting innovative dance and music performances and providing opportunities for artists and the community to engage with each other. CAP has issued a GAP Grant to assist with the funding for two of their newest events: “Drive-In LIVE” and “Moving Landscapes/Choreographer’s Showcase”. Both events feature a mixture of expressive mediums, performed at the beautiful CRS Barn Stage.
  • website: http://www.triphammer.org

Triphammer Arts

Triphammer Arts

Grace Troxell

Village at Ithaca

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: The Stolen Joy Project is a collection of stories from people of color about their experiences with institutionalized racism in the school systems. A GAP Grant was used to aid in the production of the Stolen Joy film. The film is a series of true stories performed as monologues by local actors. This project is ongoing. It was created to bring the realities of racism in schools to light and provide a space for POC to express their truths.
  • website: http://www.villageatithaca..org

Village at Ithaca (for Circus Culture Ithaca)

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: Village at Ithaca is an organization dedicated to bridging the gap in education by providing support for students. The Village has sponsored a group called Circus Culture for their series of seasonal outdoor performances entitled “Circus Season on the Waterfront”. The free performances will feature aerial choreography, tightrope walking, puppetry, and more. A GAP Grant will help fund these events which will provide a dose of fun for adults and children alike and bring a greater appreciation to the work of circus performers.
  • website: http://www.circusculture.org

Village At Ithaca

  • Creative Recovery Fund
  • 2021: In Summer 2020, Village at Ithaca collaborated with Lisa Spring Orinda to make the Say Their Names Rock Garden. The art installation had hand-painted stones with the names of black and brown people killed by police. People who visited were encouraged to “take a rock, learn their stories, say their names.” A new installation of the project will be made with the help of a Creative Recovery Fund Grant.
  • website: https://villageatithaca.org/

Walking on Water Productions

  • GAP Grant
  • 2021: Walking on Water Productions is a local musical theatre company. The company put on a virtual performance of a new musical: “Comfort Foods”. The three-act show was filmed socially distanced during COVID-19 in each of the actor’s own kitchens. It’s a story about the intricacies of three people’s lives paired with their love of cooking. The production was partially funded by a GAP Grant.

Walking on Water Productions

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 Ziegler

  • 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