Where are the Artists?
(Arts Trail Map and Accompanying Directory)
Cortland Arts Connect (CAC) is highlighting the breadth of arts and culture in our area by developing a county-wide Cortland Arts Trail (CAT) that will feature artists, studios (art, dance, music), art installations (murals, statues, etc.), art venues, music venues, galleries and businesses that support the arts. We are implementing a hybrid model for online and in-person map that will identify these locations and contact information. We’re asking for Cortland County artists of all genres to register their information and give permission for listing on the CAT map (see submission form below).
We believe that identifying “Where Are The Artists?” in Cortland County will enhance access to the arts and the artists and will serve as an additional tourism attraction that draws visitors to our local assets, supporting artists, local businesses, and organizations. This data will also create connection for the sharing of resources, information regarding grants, creative opportunities, and support for the artists in our community.
We are programing digital mapping software with the addresses, contact information, website, etc. for artists and the businesses that support them with free listing for all. A map of the CAT can be viewed from a computer or mobile phone or may be printed, or copies picked up at one of the central pick-up locations. People will be able to click on a location on the interactive map to learn more about the corresponding artist, artwork, studio, or venue. Creating activities to pair with a print and online map of the arts trail, CAC will encourage community identity and pride, foster creativity, contribute to economic development efforts, enhance community revitalization initiatives, and support the local tourism industry.
Join us in listing as an artist or support organization or business or refer an artist that you know so that we can find where the artists are in Cortland County!