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 30,000 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.



Small Donations are Essential for Local Nonprofits

Small Donations are Essential for Local Nonprofits

During the busy holiday season, it’s easy to lose sight of things beyond hosting family, making travel plans and finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. But one of the greatest gifts you can give this season is a small donation to a local nonprofit. A contribution, no matter the size, is integral to those working toward the greater good in our region. 

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Celebrating President & CEO Kimberly Hyatt’s 20 Years of Leadership

Celebrating President & CEO Kimberly Hyatt’s 20 Years of Leadership

The Rev. Kimberly L. Hyatt was hired in October of 2002 as the first executive director of CAP when it was a small organization serving a few hundred students per year. Now, under her continued leadership of CAP, tens of thousands of children living in Jacksonville have learned to sing, play, dance, act and create with confidence.

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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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