capa-logoThe CaPA Fellowship offers financial backing to the burgeoning artists of Lafayette. There are typically about 30 CaPA Fellows, pursuing passions ranging from creative writing to studio art to musical performance. Forming a community of artists on campus, CaPA fellows meet regularly as a group and individually with program coordinator Nestor Gil to discuss their work and art in general. They help organize arts-based events and activities, such as the annual CaPA Cabaret, and travel to New York City to see performances and visit galleries and museums.

Read an article about the program and recent projects.

Created through the generosity of Bruce ’65 and Jackie Maggin P’02, the fellowship provides up to $7,500 over four years to admitted students with a record of achievement in creative and performing arts. The funds are for students to pursue and develop their creative abilities. They are awarded in addition to any financial aid students may receive from the College. Those interested should apply at the same time as they apply for admission.

Download the CaPA application.


Faculty Profile

Jim Toia

Jim Toia works closely with CaPA fellowship recipients, providing consultation and guidance for their creative endeavors. He helps recruit talented students and fosters connections between them and faculty mentors in the creative and performing arts. A sculptor whose work has appeared in more than 85 solo exhibitions and group shows around the world, Toia has taught a variety of studio art courses at the College. He played a key role in developing the Community-Based Teaching program—in which Lafayette faculty, honors students in art, and visiting professional artists work with area high school and adult art students—and has served as director since its founding in 2001. He holds an M.F.A. from School of Visual Arts and a B.A. from Bard College.