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BCA Call for Teaching Artists – Deadline: November 30th

Bronx Council on the Arts’ SU-CASA Program Brings Art to Seniors in the Bronx
Application Deadline: November 30, 2016

SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and organizations in residence 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 seniors. The program has two components: 1) artists will engage participating seniors in an art project or series of cultural programs over the course of the residency, and 2) the residency will include a public program component – exhibits, readings, performances, open houses or other cultural interactions open to the surrounding community

Selected artists will 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.

For FY17, individual artists will be eligible to participate. Individual artists may apply for SU-CASA through their local arts council; any organization that submitted an eligible FY16 Cultural Development Fund proposal may apply for SU-CASA through DCA. The program will support a total of 153 residencies for individuals and organizations at senior centers across the City’s 51 Council districts.

Bronx Council on the Arts is proud to be part of this program on behalf of the borough of the Bronx. BCA will accept applications from individual artists seeking residencies at participating senior centers in the Bronx only.

Individual artists-in-residence will receive a stipend in the amount of $4,500, an additional $ 1,000 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. Artists may apply for up to two residencies.

All components of the application must be received no later than 11:59 PM on November 30th . Applicants will be notified of their application status and, if selected, which senior center they will work with, by the end of December 2016. Residencies will take place between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017.

Lydia Clark
718-931-9500 ext. 33