BCAI Cultural Arts and Humanities
formerly BCAI School of Arts
… current & upcoming sessions …
Saturdays Aug 6, 20, 27
Various genres of dance
Led by Yaz Hamilton
$15/class or $40 for ALL classes in August
BCAI and numerous industry artists invite you to join us for
HIP HOP ELEMENTAL ARTS: SESSION 5!
Music Video Production from scratch
-professional mentorship in creating visual productions from concept
Starting May 27, 5 week course
sibling discount, payment options, scholarship
Our professional videographer: Da Lytes On Productions, East St. Louis
- hands on videography techniques
- mentorship in participant artforms
- industry and cultural knowledge
- final product/project of our 2022 HHEA Music Video
Summer Arts Exposure 2022:
- M-F, July 11-29 9a-3p
- At Illinois Wesleyan University
- Ages 7-13
- Participatory intern positions available, ages 14-17 yrs. old
- 15 SPOTS AVAILABLE
- Major collaborations:
- Multiple departments within ISU & IWU
- McLean Co Museum of History
- Arrived Barbershop
- Bremer Jewelry
- and more
- Trip to Chicago with our partner Stay Relentless: Life & Hip Hop Initiative
- Tuition is $475 w/sibling discounts
- Scholarships and payment options available
Friday dance classes – continues through August
- 3-6 yr olds 5-5:45p
- Intermediate 7-17 yr olds 6-7:30p
- First week of every month is a break week, no classes
- Payment options: $15/student | $40/mo | $150/semester
- MUST REGISTER ONLINE (link below in the button)
Join our Break Team (breakdance) or our Martial Arts program
- Break Team: Wednesdays 530-7p
- Martial Arts: Tuesdays 5-6p
Hip Hop Elemental Arts: Session 5 (Music Video Production)
- Starts May 27
- MUST REGISTER ONLINE ahead of time!
Summer Arts Exposure 3 week summer camp
- July 11-29
- MUST REGISTER ONLINE ahead of time
There are still a few more piggy banks for purchase!
Integrity Counseling, ISU-APO, and BCAI collaborated with incredible creativity to bring you the Epic piggy banks!
The pigs, designed mostly by our Hip Hop Elemental Arts participants and lead artists, are painted by both organizations involved. You’ll see techniques and unique tags from each student and incredible unlocked imaginative designs.
They are available for purchase for $26 each, right here on the BCAI website! 100% of the money raised goes directly into our scholarship account, allowing all of our courses and sessions to be accessible to EVERYONE.
INtegRIty Counseling is a community-based, non-profit pay-as-you-can counseling agency.
Alpha Phi Omega is an ISU service organization, highly dedicated to each service project and its connected organization.
Both entities align with BCAI values and we are honored to share this opportunity.
If you couldn’t find a pig, you can mail a donation to INtegRIty Counseling, 502 S Morris Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701, or donate online at their website. Donations help cover the costs of 100% quality accessible mental health services.
A Word from our Executive Director
“As a visionary, the vision never really belongs to me. I knew from the second it burst inside my mind that it was going to be bigger than my own existence. BCAI is the necessary ‘vehicle’ to destroying destructive cycles in this world such as violence, sexual abuse, victimization, racism, poverty etc.
My ‘why’ is when a parent comes to me in tears because their child is making friends, fearlessly freestyling in a cypher, or exuding confidence in other ways all for the first time.
My ‘why’ is when I humbly am allowed to watch a student go from fear to resilience; from self-loathing and sabotage to working on these ‘new’ superpowers they find within themselves. The looks on their faces, the fierce courage increasing and the family dynamics improving – all of this is why I work long hours for them, why I am adamant about protecting our familial village existence and why I will never retreat.
BCAI is not a building; it is a family and a legacy. Unconditional love and resilience training.
Thank you to everyone who has believed, still believes, and will never stop actively believing and investing in our vision and mission. You do not go unseen.”
– Angelique Rački