Our partners and funders play an essential role in the development of our programs. Together we have created programs that will help to sustain the voices, experiences and stories of New York's Seniors.
STORIES OF NEW YORK - SENIORS - is an arts and artist based collaborative project dedicated to encouraging connection, agency, and community bonding within the senior community, through the medium of storytelling. This initiative is produced and hosted by co-facilitators Cyndi Freeman, Dawn J. Fraser, Meliora Dockery, Sandi Marx and Terri Galvin. Together, they are winners of four artist-in-residence awards through the Brooklyn Arts Council: SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists City Wide - 2015) and SU-CASA (2016, 2017 & 2018).
This project is also supported by The Fort Greene Council, which receives funding from Department for the Aging.
SU-CASA is collaboration among the New York City Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), and the Department for the Aging (DFTA) and Brooklyn Arts Council. The program is funded in FY17 by New York City Council and we would like to thank Council Member Laurie Cumbo for her support. Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is proud to administer this program on behalf of the borough of Brooklyn.
SU-CASA is a collaboration among the New York City Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), the Department for the Aging (DFTA) and Brooklyn Arts Council. The program is funded in FY18 by New York City Council and we would like to thank Councilmember Mark Treyger for his support. Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is proud to administer this program on behalf of the borough of Brooklyn.
BAC COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS help fund project-based work by individual artists and nonprofit organizations in all artistic disciplines, and support capacity building for Brooklyn-based non-profit organizations. Grants are made possible through the generous support of the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs DCLA in partnership with the New York City Council, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. BAC is the borough’s leading nonprofit organization supporting artists and cultural groups in all disciplines.
BAC (BROOKLYN ARTS COUNCIL) reaches hundreds of thousands of artists and audience members each year through music, dance, film and visual arts programs, web-based directories and communities, arts education, urban folk arts initiatives, grants, training programs and artists services.
JASA / WARBASSE CARES NORC, is conducted in partnership with JASA <Amalgamated Warbasse Houses Inc., and Visiting Nurses Service of NY. The program is funded by the New York City Department for the Aging, the New York State Office for the Aging, UJA Federation and grants secured by the Honorable Councilman Mark Treyger.
JASA (JEWISH ASSOCIATION SERVING THE AGING) offers a number of quality-of-life programs to seniors living within NORCs. (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) JASA programs provide a wide range of social services, educational and recreational activities, supportive counseling, assistance with securing benefits and entitlements, health-related services, and transportation to help senior residents remain at home and continue to participate in community life. JASA's longstanding commitment to serving these unique communities enables individuals to grow older among familiar faces and surroundings.