SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that matches artists with senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City to provide arts programming for older adults.
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:
- Artists will engage participating seniors in an art project or series of cultural programs over the course of the residency
- The residency will include a public program component – exhibits, readings, performances, open houses or other cultural interactions open to the surrounding community.
SU-CASA seeks to connect artists with members in senior centers and positively impact the well-being of older adults through arts-based activities. SU-CASA supports artists 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 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 the 2022 program cycle, individual artists may apply for SU-CASA through their local arts council; organizations may contact their City Council Members to inquire about receiving a SU-CASA designation. The program will support a total 241 residencies for individuals and organizations at senior centers in all five boroughs across the City’s 51 Council districts.
LMCC is proud to administer 30 residencies for individual artists on behalf of the borough of Manhattan. LMCC welcomes applications from Manhattan-based individual artists seeking residencies at participating senior centers in Manhattan.
Please refer to the SU-CASA program webpage for comprehensive program information including Program Guidelines with applicant and project Eligibility and the list of participating Manhattan senior centers.
Create an Account
Below, create an account for Submittable if you have not used the online submission platform before or login to your existing Submittable account. Your application will always be connected to your account. The main point of contact for your application should manage and maintain access to your Submittable account. LMCC staff will contact you with questions, follow-up information, and the official notification via the email address connected to your Submittable account.
Saving Your Work
Once you have set up your account, you can begin filling out the Application Form. The form periodically saves to your account. However, we highly encourage you to use the "Save Draft" button at the bottom of the form before exiting. Each time you save, the latest draft will be kept in your Submittable account. Please note: if you have this form open in multiple windows, Submittable will auto save the version that is last open. We recommend saving your responses in a document offline and copying and pasting them into the Application Form from there.
Complete and submit all components of your application online. Application forms are not considered final until submitted. Once you have submitted the form, you will not be able to make changes, or resubmit. You will receive an automated confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.
For technical support, contact Submittable.
For general inquiries about the program, please contact SU_CASA@lmcc.net.
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Applications must be completed and submitted online before 5PM EST on Friday, January 28.
If you do not have a computer or reliable Internet access and are having trouble filling out the Online Application Form, please email SU_CASA@LMCC.net to set up an appointment to use one of LMCC's computers. Appointments are available during office hours (weekdays, 10am-6pm). Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis.