Wear That Clay, a project by Syma, 2018 SU-CASA resident artist
Wear That Clay, a project by Syma, 2018 SU-CASA resident artist



SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and organizations for six months 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 will engage participating members in an art project or series of cultural programs over the course of the residency, and 2) the residency will culminate in a public program component – exhibits, readings, performances, open houses or other cultural interactions open to the surrounding community.

Please find information about the 2020 SU-CASA cohort below. 2020 applications are now closed. Applications for the 2021 cycle will open in the Fall of 2020.

SU-CASA Online Classes

During the current quarantine period in New York, many of our 2020 SU-CASA artists are exploring new ways of offering creative aging programming at a distance. Artists are teaching online and via telephone, and connecting with older adult participants while staying at home.

For the first time, we're thrilled to begin sharing videos created by our SU-CASA artists to offer a glimpse into their programs and for all of us to turn to as they teach us about graffiti art, flamenco guitar, Japanese dance, and pairing poetry and imagery.

SU-CASA 2020