Mission

CAP’s mission is to empower every child’s creative spirit, elevate arts educators in their field and advocate for access and equity in arts education.

Vision

Arts education for every child.

CAP’s vision is for Northeast Florida to lead the nation in providing essential and accessible arts education that recognizes, grows and amplifies every child’s unique skills and strengths.

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Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The arts have the power to inspire, unite and create change.

At CAP we embrace collaboration and strive to grow and diversify our partnerships to provide equitable access to arts education that impacts children for the rest of their lives.

We respect and value all identities and differences. We encourage authentic self-expression and are committed to fostering and maintaining an inclusive, supportive and safe environment for all.

We proactively pursue, engage and seek to understand diverse perspectives, because when everyone is empowered, creativity and innovation thrive.

We are stronger together.

History

CAP was launched in 1993 by a small group of individuals from St. John’s Cathedral in Jacksonville, FL. What began as one dance class for 10 students has now reached more than 30,000 children in Northeast Florida and beyond.

2020-2021 Annual Report

CAP is pleased to share its Annual Report for fiscal year 2020-2021. The generous support of donors made it possible for CAP to continue programs during tumultuous times to inspire, nurture, and challenge young minds through the arts.

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Blog

The Arts Keep Kids Engaged and Build Grit, Perseverance, and Teamwork Skills

The Arts Keep Kids Engaged and Build Grit, Perseverance, and Teamwork Skills

Today, American children have less opportunity than prior generations to develop their creativity due to the vanishing of school-based arts education. Arts programs are sometimes gutted because of budget cuts, but most often it is to emphasize subjects that are measured by standardized tests. This might seem logical, but it isn’t.

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Where Your Donation Goes

When making a financial contribution, it’s important to know your donation is being used effectively. CAP is proud to earn the highest ratings available for transparency and accountability.

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