Mara Baldwin serves on the 2011 Community Arts Council Grant program


Contributed by Cheryl Kramer

Handwerker Gallery assistant director Mara Baldwin recently served as a panelist for the Grants for the Arts Program (GAP), which is Tompkins County’s New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization grant program.


GAP is a competitive grant that provides financial and technical assistance for community-based arts activities offered by eligible Tompkins County not-for-profits and individual artists sponsored by not-for-profits.  The program supports professional fees for artists, marketing costs, and technical production services.  It is is one of NYSCA’s most dynamic means of making exemplary arts programming available to geographically, ethnically, and racially diverse segments of the State's population. 

For 2012 funding, CAP received 40 applications and distributed over  $35,500 to arts organizations, community centers, libraries, human services organizations, towns, and villages.