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.

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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.


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 31,000 children in Northeast Florida and beyond.

2021-2022 Annual Report

CAP is pleased to share its Annual Report for fiscal year 2021-2022. The generous support of our donors made it possible for CAP to continue its programs to inspire, nurture and challenge young minds through the arts.



Letter of Support from Paula Renfro, Chief Academic Officer of Duval County Public Schools

Letter of Support from Paula Renfro, Chief Academic Officer of Duval County Public Schools

For many children, school is the only place where they have an opportunity to experience the arts. I know this from personal experience growing up in a rural community, where the only exposure to the arts came from my public school. My junior high band teacher opened up a new world to me; learning how to play an instrument was a life-changing experience that I carried with me into my career as an educator and administrator.

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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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