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The Community Arts Partnership

The Spring Writes Literary Festival is one of the many programs of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County (CAP). For over 30 years CAP’s Grants, Programs, and Services have been a driving force behind the vibrant arts community of Ithaca and Tompkins County.

Our mission is 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

Connecting Artists and Audiences

The Ithaca Artist Market, the Spring Writes Literary Festival, the CAP ArtSpace Gallery, the Greater Ithaca Art Trail and the CAP-a-Palooza Art Sale are all CAP programs. along with   quarterly networking events and an annual workshop series.

Funding the Arts in Tompkins County

CAP has five grant programs and has distributed 6.4 million distributed since over the last 30 years to artists, arts organizations, and not for profits for public programming, artist and community partnerships, artist career opportunities, and school and after-school artist residencies.

Helping Artists Make a Life in Tompkins County

There are over 1,000 artists each year that benefit from CAP and that number continues to grow. CAP is proud to assist local artists in producing the creative work that so enriches our communities.

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