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 older adults 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.

SU-CASA connects artists with older adults in senior centers and positively impacts the well-being of older adults through arts-based activities. The program supports artists and organizations who are sensitive to the needs of older adults and are interested in engaging their communities. Each senior center is unique and offers access to different types of spaces, resources and communities. Through synergistic collaborations, SU-CASA cultivates unique arts learning experiences and generative social exchange for participating older adults.

SU-CASA 2023

Individual artists may apply for SU-CASA through their local arts council; organizations must apply for a SU-CASA designation directly through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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.

Application Instructions

Please refer to the SU-CASA program webpage for comprehensive program information including Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.

Applications must be completed and submitted online before 5PM EST on Tuesday, December 13.


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.

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 save a draft of the application offline, or 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.

Submit: 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.

Technical Support: 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.


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  • For general inquiries about the program, contact SU_CASA@lmcc.net.
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