All Workshops are now ONLINE.
Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) places professional artists at community sites throughout the borough, bringing the joy of creative expression to elderly, disabled, homeless, and other at-risk populations. Residencies generally take place over the course of four months, with activities ranging from memoir writing and craft workshops to dance and theater production.
Welcome to SU-CASA, New York City’s effort to enrich the lives of its senior citizens through the arts. This initiative connects artists with seniors at their local community centers and positively impacts the well-being of older adults through multidisciplinary arts activities. Past activities have included memoir writing, crafting, dance and theater production, and many more. Programming is scattered throughout The Bronx, providing a creative outlet for seniors near and far to express themselves as they please.
Teaching Artists Residencies
BCA seeks artists with teaching experience to lead 12-week workshops in collaboration with Bronx-based community organizations. The program aims to bring the benefits of creative expression to diverse Bronx communities. Successful applicants will have experience teaching and working with under-served communities, and will possess a passion for arts education. The program provides selected artists with a stipend in exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming.
This year, due to COVID-19, we're currently conducting online residencies: one at Destination Tomorrow with artist Edu Mar, and an in-house artist residency with Blanka Amezkua. Visit our Upcoming Events page to find out more about the webinars open to the public that are offered through these residency programs.
If you're a center that has a residency idea, click the link below