Rising to the Challenge: 2020 Year in Review

January 27, 2021
Kimberly L. Hyatt, President & CEO

There’s no denying 2020 was a difficult year. And while the Cathedral Arts Project was certainly not immune to uncertainty and challenges, we faced them with our mission at the heart of every decision and our incredible community of supporters by our side.

The arts provide ways for children to understand and cope with the ever-changing world around us. Right now, children need tools to express their thoughts and feelings, build resilience and connect with one another.

During 2020, supporters made it possible for CAP to:

Transition 21 of its 33 arts education programs to virtual learning at the onset of the pandemic.

Create and distribute 1,000 at-home art kits to children and families across Duval County, with the help of local businesses, organizations and volunteers.

Offer a summer intensive program for members of the CAP String Orchestra, who developed their music-making skills while collaborating with other young musicians.

Hire two new full-time teaching artist fellows in art therapy and dance.

Design and implement a full year of free virtual courses in art as therapy, dance, music, theatre and visual arts, offered to any child at any school in Northeast Florida and beyond.

Provide quality arts education to 1,294 children.

Thank you to all who played an essential role to help CAP continue to provide quality arts education when it was most needed. CAP remains inspired and committed to reaching more children in 2021!