Creative Aging

SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and arts organizations in residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. The program, funded by the New York City Council starting in Fiscal Year 2016, is an expansion of SPARC: Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide, which DCLA and DFTA developed and operated in partnership with the city’s five local arts councils from 2012-2015. For the 2016 SU-CASA program, the City will support two residencies in each of the city’s 51 City Council districts, for a total of 102. With senior centers in every City Council district participating, SU-CASA is guaranteed a wide reach in the city’s older population, and increased access to arts programming for residents across the city.

SU-CASA, supported by funding from the New York City Council, will expand New York City’s signature creative aging program to more than one hundred residencies in all five boroughs.

Each artist council will host an information session for those wishing to apply. See individual web pages for details.

Materials for the Arts
Throughout the course of their residencies, SU-CASA artists and organizations are eligible to receive supplies from Materials for the Arts, the City’s premier creative reuse program managed by the Department of Cultural Affairs.

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