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Community Arts Partnership’s (CAP) Emergency Artist Relief Grant

Grants to New York Artists in Eligible Locations to
Mitigate Income Loss Due to the Coronavirus

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) - Community Arts Partnership

Deadline Date:

06/01/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $250 to New York artists in eligible locations to mitigate income loss due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to benefit visual artists of any medium, writers, performers, creators, filmmaker, and media artists. Artists must be living in Tompkins County.

Fund Eligibility:

  • An artist can apply on behalf of a group, such as a band they are a member of.
  • The following is an example of lost artist-related income eligible to be funded by this grant: workshops, commissions, readings, performances, concerts, or exhibitions. This is not an exhaustive list and is purposely left flexible. However, the lost income must be from an arts and/or cultural related activity.
  • Note: Although the application does not require the submission of a resume, one might be requested after the deadline if the applicant does not have a website and/or if the decision making panel is not familiar with the applicant. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163912

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants for up to $250 ($50 to $250) are available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant Eligibiilty:
- Applicant artists must be over 18, and living in Tompkins County, NY since January 2019.
- “Artist” is defined as: Visual Artist of any medium; Writer (poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction); Performer (dance, music, theatre, storytelling, actor); Creator (choreographer, composer, songwriter, playwright), or Filmmaker/Media artist.

Activities whose sole purpose is fundraising, scholarships, fellowships, awards, or activities that have already received funding from CAP’s SOS grant or NYSCA grant programs cannot be supported by this Emergency Arts Relief Grant funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: 5pm: Monday, June 1

Applicants will receive notification via email approximately two weeks after the deadline.

Artists who applied for the first round of this fund are welcome to apply again, whether or not they received funding.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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If you have any questions, contact:

Robin Schwartz
Grant and Program Director
607-273-5072, ext. 20

Community Arts Partnership
110 N. Tioga Street (Tompkins Center for History and Culture)
Ithaca, NY 14850

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Tompkins County

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