As we start a new year, the Community Arts Partnership staff and board want to thank our supporters, sponsors, and friends
for a powerful 2022.

Because above all, the Community Arts Partnership is just that – a partnership. And it takes all of us working hand in hand to make our community a work of art.
Megan Barber, Executive Director
Robin Schwartz, Program & Grant Director
Thank you to:
The arts groups and organizations that collaborate and adapt and make opportunities for all of us to experience the arts.

The artists that through their creations help us make meaning of the world, understand our interconnectedness, and light a way forward to the world we want to live in.

The audiences that open their hearts to art and allow themselves to feel, learn, grow, and connect.

You, the donors, whose combined generosity gives energy to help the arts flourish.
And Thanks to you, CAP:
Engaged more artists than ever before in 2022, supporting them in their careers through outreach, one-on-one brainstorming, workshops and opportunities to sell and share their art with the public.  

Grew each of our programs, to engage more artists, more access, and greater audiences.

Created a new vision: A world where the arts and artists thrive.
and a new mission: To strengthen the arts in Tompkins County by supporting artists and arts groups, ensuring equitable access to the arts, and cultivating a creative culture that reflects our community’s diversity.

Distributed $350,000 through six grant programs that funded over 500 local artists, arts organizations and community organizations.

Brought together a record $550,000 to distribute for the arts in 2023.

We wish you the best for an artful and creative new year.
CAP ArtSpace in January
Bree Barton's, “Naming the Unnamable,Youth Stories of Resilience & Survival”

Open throurgh Jan. 30
Monday - Sat, 10 to 5
(but closed Sat, Jan 21)

More info, QR Codes for video, & audio and a quick video tour Here
Thank you to the Tompkins Community Bank for their year-round sponsorship of our CAP ArtSpace.
Announcing: Latest "SOS" grant awards
Bree Barton, author: audio visual installation: "Naming the Unnameable: Youth Stories of Resilience & Survival.
nicole v. basta, poet and visual artist: California Terra Cultura Residency
Regi Carpenter, storyteller: Healing in Medicine residency at Florida Gulf Coast University
Tilia Cordata, performer and producer: Streaming equipment and support for local drag shows
Peaches Gillette, poet: "Young and Poetic" local workshops
Ross Harstaad, director: multimedia performance of MacBeth
Clare Jones, writer and visual artist: Colgate Writers Conference
Sorayya Khan, author: costs associated with her book tour for her memior
Seth Koproski, writer/storyteller/performer: circus project: Cirquest
Beth F. Milles, director/theatre artist: production of dementia themed play
Leanora Mims, fiber artist: lecture and exhibit at the African Center at Cornell
Pedro Molina, cartoonist: for updated computer for artwork creation
Daniela Rivero, visual artist: curatation of local Latinx Heritage Month Exhibit
Story House Ithaca: "Artist Gym" workshop series
Taylor Rae Tate, ceramist: for BIPOC ceramics apprenticeship program

For more details on these grantees, visit our Grantee Database

To find info on all six CAP Grant programs, visit our Grants Page

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So Many Local Art Events!
Kenneth McLaurin's online workshop on using artificial intelligence to improve social media marketing efforts for artists Info. Here (click "Next Availability" to see the next date: Jan. 29th, 2pm)

Buffalo Street Books  
Check out their event calendar  

Cayuga Chamber Orchestrra
Beethoven and Brahms: Sun, Feb. 26, 3pm

Cayuga Vocal Ensemble
“Alzheimer’s Stories,” Sun, April 16, 4pm, St. Catherine of Siena Church

Cherry Arts
Jay Leeming storytelling, Fri Jan 20 AND on Feb. 9-11, Jay tells the entire Odyssey in three installments at the Cherry Artspace. (Check for details after Jan. 24th

House of Ithaqua theater company— Contractions by Mike Bartlett - February 17-25 at The Cherry Artspace

The Cherry Gallery
Opening Fri Feb. 10 new immersive installation from artist Corinne Spencer (Check for details after Jan. 24th

Cornell Concert Series
See their spring line up at

See what's playing at  

Community School of Music and Arts  
Lots of workshops, and annual Open Exhibition - through January 27.

Corners Gallery   
Contemporary Mapping: We're Still Here, a group exhibition of 28 artists working with an interpretation of maps, through Feb. 24

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers
Concert in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan 25th, 7pm

Downtown Ithaca  
Gallery Night Ithaca, on the first Friday of every month.  
Forest City Lodge
Music: Amore | Ro3 | Priest | Freeze, Feb. 11

Gallery at South Hill  
Reid Palmer, "Black and White" through Jan. 29

Hangar Theatre
KIDDSTUFF, Red Riding Hood, 2/16 to 2/18;
The Hangar has many more events coming up!
Hopshire Farm and Brewery

Johnson Museum   
Free and open to all.  
Ithaca Ballet
WinterDance 2023, Feb. 11, 7:30pm.

Kitchen Theatre
"The Ding Dongs," Jan 31 to Feb. 19,

State of the Art Gallery  
"Looking Forward, Looking Back," 12 member exhibit.  

State Theatre
Upcoming shows at

Tompkins County Public Library  
There are always great events at the library!  
Trumansburg Conservatory   
Always a variety of events.
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Enjoy Tompkins County arts everyday.