SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists in residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. Over the past 8 years, QCA has administered the program in partnership with more than 100 Queens-based senior centers. This year’s SU-CASA Artists-in-Residence include: Deborah Wasserman, Shenna Vaughn, Karl Lorenzon, Carol Sudhalter, Anthonia Akinbola, Aurora Reyes, Wojciech Gilewicz, Adam Weisehan, Evie McKenna, Radha Singh, Katya Khan, Alacia Stubbs, Valerie Skakun, Justin Cimino, Cecilia Lim, Simona Minns, Mari Meade, Sandra Vucicevic, Guillermo Severiche, Barbara Westermann, Che Min Hsiao, Aileen Bassis, Bao Ru, Yvonne Shortt, Sherese Francis, David Mills, Emma Brown, and Jinyu Li.
SU-CASA, funded in FY19 by the New York City Council, provides grants to artists and organizations for the creation and delivery of arts programming for seniors. Teaching artists engage participating seniors in an art project or series of cultural programs over the course of the residency, which takes place January 1 - June 30, 2019. The program includes a public program component – an exhibit, reading, performance, open house or other cultural interaction open to the surrounding community.