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.
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.
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.
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.
CAP has appointed Melanie Hammer as its first Vice President of Strategy and Operations. Ms. Hammer will guide the implementation of CAP’s new strategic plan, which was developed with broad input from stakeholders throughout the community.
CAP appoints Dr. Lucy Chen as Vice President of Advocacy & Community Engagement. Dr. Chen will lead CAP’s advocacy efforts in support of its vision: 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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