SU-CASA participant shows off her paintings

SU-CASA participant shows off her paintings

Residents at Grand Street Settlement make clay bowls.

Residents at Grand Street Settlement make clay bowls.

Teaching Artist talks to SU-CASA participants at Grand Street Settlement.

Teaching Artist talks to SU-CASA participants at Grand Street Settlement.

Final presentation of portraits from SU-CASA residency.

Final presentation of portraits from SU-CASA residency.

SU-CASA

New York, NY, United States

SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and organizations for residencies at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides selected artists with a stipend in exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming for older adults. The program has two components: 1) artists engage participating members in an art project or series of cultural programs over the course of the residency, and 2) the residency culminates in a public program component – exhibits, readings, performances, open houses or other cultural interactions open to the surrounding community.

The program began as SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide) in 2010 and was developed as part of Age-Friendly NYC, a citywide effort to make the City more livable for older adults.

This initiative connects artists with older adults in senior centers and positively impacts the well-being of older adults through arts-based activities. SU-CASA supports artists and organizations who are sensitive to the needs of older adults and who are interested in engaging their communities. Each senior center is unique and offers access to different types of spaces, resources and communities. Selected artists work with the senior center where they are placed to further refine project goals and coordinate a schedule for residency activities and use of facilities.

Contact

125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
United States

Year Founded
2010
Context
Urban
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Residency program within a government state or municipal partnership
Residency Program Type
Community-engaged
Residency Length
4 months - 4 months
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
30
Collaborative Residency
N/A
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Blacksmithing
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Costume/Fashion Design
Digital Fabrication
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Glass Arts
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Symphony
Animation
Augmented Reality
Computing
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Virtual Reality
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Urban Planning/Design
Companions
N/A
Country of Residence
Only open to artists based in country the program is located
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunities for work with the local community
Additional Eligibility Information

Applications will be accepted for projects in any artistic discipline. Projects must meet the following requirements:

  • Project must include an in-person interactive engagement component for the participants at the senior center where the residency is held. Project activities may include workshops, classes, or participatory art making projects created by or in collaboration with the participants. Projects consisting of performances for the older adults or other passive-activities are ineligible.
  • Project must include at least one public program component for the public to experience and engage with the arts at the senior center such as an exhibit, open house, performance, reading or other cultural interaction that allows participating older adults to share their work with friends, family and the surrounding community. The public program activities must be promoted and available at no charge to the general public. Artists are strongly encouraged to engage other members of the senior center community as part of the public program component.
  • Project activities must take place between March 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022, and should span the duration of the program.
  • Project activities are expected to include at least 30 contact hours between the artist and senior center participants during the residency period.
  • Project activities, including the public component, must take place at the senior center (unless otherwise agreed to with the senior center director).
Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
30
Artist Stipend
5000
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
1500
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

Individual artists are selected through a competitive application process and placed in accordance with their preferred senior center choices and the unique attributes of each participating center. Selected artists receive a stipend in the amount of $5,000, an additional $1,500 materials/supplies budget, and access to materials and supplies from Materials for the Arts. Individual artists can apply directly to participate in the program without a fiscal sponsor.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Orientation upon arrival
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
ADA Compliant
Caregiver/Aide/PCA
N/A
Accessibility Contact Name
Emerson Chang
Accessibility Contact Email
SU_CASA@LMCC.net
Type of Housing
No housing provided
Accessible Housing
N/A
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
N/A
Accessible Communal Spaces
N/A
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant