The Community Arts Partnership

In addition to administrating, the Community Arts Partnership acts as an advocate for the arts, serves the public by providing services and resources for county artists and arts organizations, and encourages collaboration among arts, education, business, civic and government organizations. Since 1990, Tompkins County's arts council has to acted as one of the driving forces behind the vibrant arts community that makes Ithaca and our surrounding towns and villages a jewel of the Finger Lakes. CAP's mission ensures "Arts for Life" in Tompkins County, through:

  • public programs
  • services and support for artists
  • participation in arts advocacy at the regional, state, and national levels, and
  • a number of grant programs.
Since 1992, more than $2 million in grant funding has been administered through CAP into the hands of artists, arts organizations, and community projects, bringing the arts more fully into the daily lives of the citizens of Tompkins County. Find out more at

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