LMCC is pleased to announce the open call for SU-CASA, 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: 

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. 

The SU-CASA initiative seeks to connect artists with seniors in senior centers and positively impact the well-being of older adults through arts-based activities. SU-CASA supports artists and organizations 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.

Application Instructions

READ: Read and review all program information including Applicant and Project Eligibility and the list of participating Manhattan senior centers and the facilities they provide at lmcc.net (link provided below). An application will only be considered if it is eligible, complete, on time, and adheres to all guidelines and criteria.


DEVELOP APPLICATION RESPONSES: Review the application form, develop responses and gather work samples. We strongly recommend that you view the application form and instructions in advance. You can save your responses in the form as you work.

SUBMIT APPLICATION ONLINE: Be sure to review all your responses before submitting. After you confirm you will not be able to make changes or resubmit. Use standard capitalization and characters. DO NOT use caps lock or all lowercase. Do not use special characters such as bullets or special icons. Required Fields are denoted with *.

Application Deadline

Friday, December 14 at 5pm EST