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 33,000 children and young adults in Northeast Florida and beyond.

2022-2023 Annual Report

CAP is pleased to share its Annual Report for fiscal year 2022-2023. 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.



CAP Awarded $150,000 to Expand Field Trip Initiative

CAP Awarded $150,000 to Expand Field Trip Initiative

CAP has been awarded grants by the Kids Hope Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts to support the expansion of the Arts Integrated Field Trip Initiative which will provide elementary-aged students with free arts integration field trips.

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Karen and Gregory Montana Announced as the 2024 Guardians of the Arts

Karen and Gregory Montana Announced as the 2024 Guardians of the Arts

CAP is thrilled to announce Karen and Gregory Montana as the distinguished 2024 Guardians of the Arts for their efforts to safeguard and advance the arts along the First Coast. The Montanas will be recognized at the 19th annual Spring for the Arts on Friday, April 26, 2024, at Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club.

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Giving is the Gift Itself

Giving is the Gift Itself

Gifts come in all sizes, and for nonprofit organizations, they come in many forms — a donation of food or supplies, monetary support, the volunteering of time, or the building of relationships are just a few examples of gifts that sustain us. Without giving, the nonprofit community that enhances our community in infinite positive ways would not exist.

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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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