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BCAI Cultural Arts and Humanities

formerly BCAI School of Arts

… current & upcoming sessions …

Spring classes at BCAI. Jan 4th - 	FREE Trial Class for Martial Arts. Jan 11th - Begins Spring Semester Martial Arts. Hapkido and Hosinsul. Jan 12th - Begins Spring Semester Break Team

January at BCAI

  • Jan 4th
    FREE Trial Class for Martial Arts
  • Jan 11th
    Begins Spring Semester Martial Arts

    Hapkido and Hosinsul
  • Jan 12th
    Begins Spring Semester Break Team

    Hip Hop Elemental Arts
    Session 4

    Feb 7 – Mar 19 Tuesdays and Saturdays

    Emcee • DJ • Knowledge • Language • Entrepreneurialism

    40 hours of professional internship and training

    A partnership with ISU’s Creative Technologies Department

    Hip Hop Elemental Arts: Session 4 will follow up in the legacy of Session 2 (2021) and Get Right streaming everywhere, on all platforms and downloadable from iTunes and Bandcamp with the latter allowing you to donate more than the dollar to donate directly into this program.

    We will be exploring expression, intention, the industry, lyricism, legacy, history, engineering, and more.

    Mentored by industry professionals, throughout the 6 weeks participants will be immersed into the elements of Hip Hop and come out with a higher awareness of self, higher levels of confidence, deeper building in their craft, and – of course – a fully streaming, internationally-reaching track.


    Payment assistance available

    2021 Hip Hop Elemental Arts session 4
    BCAI 2021 Mix Fuze Evolve fundraiser Latinx Influence and Contribution to Hip Hop Culture at, April 16 : 6-9p Location: Hansen Student Center

    BCAI invites you to join us for


    Latin Influence and Contribution to Hip Hop Culture


    Epic Resilience Awards

    April 6 2022 : 6-9p

    Hansen Student Center

    Epic Resilience Awards nomination form

    • Performance art
    • Food
    • Craft art
    • Collaborative mural


    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.

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    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.

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    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

    Contact Us

    Studio: 107 E Chestnut St #100, Bloomington, IL 61701

    Mailing Address: PO Box 3352, Bloomington, IL 61702-3352

    Telephone: (309) 532-4272


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    We’re dedicated to supporting communities at this critical time. We are open for class, with social distancing in place, for students and staff ONLY.
    Text BCAI to 309.228.9797 to receive BCAI event updates and more!