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formerly BCAI School of Arts

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… current & upcoming sessions …

Join us on December 11 and December 18 for

COFFEE – CHILL – CREATE!

We’ll serve Coffee Hound coffee and have craft stations set up for you to explore your talents and expand your creativity!

Join us at the BCAI studio from 10 – 11:30am on both Saturdays.

Fee is $15 per person

Register for one or both Saturdays on the same registration form

Coffee Chill Create serving Coffee Hound coffee. Saturday fundraising events. November 27, December 11, December 18. BCAI studio. 10-11:30am. $15 per person
UPCOMING EVENTS Dec.4 - Redbird Arena performance, 3pm men’s basketball game halftime show. Dec. 10 & 17 3-6 yr old dance class 5-5:45pm & 7-17 yr old dance class 6-7:30pm. Dec. 11 & 18 - Coffee | Chill | Create Fundraising Saturdays 10-11:30am. Dec. 11 - Resume Building 3-4:30pm*. Dec. 12 - Trauma/Consent Training 1-3pm*. Dec. 18 - CPR/First Aid Certification 3-5pm • $65* *These 3 trainings are available to all BCAI family in need of certification or assistance. February 8 - March 19. HHEA: Session 4 $120/participant, payment assistance available. April 16 Fundraising Event. Mix.Fuze.Evolve 2022. The Latin Influence and contributions to Hip Hop Culture. 6-9pm at Hansen Student Center. Opt-in for text notification by texting BCAI to 309.228.9797. Become a Patron to BCAI!. Visit patreon.com/BCAI_arts. CALL-OUT for traditional and non-traditional visual arts artists! Visit bcaiarts.org for details.

December at BCAI

  • Saturday, Dec 4
    Redbird Arena performance, 3pm men’s basketball game halftime show
  • Fridays, Dec 10 & 17
    3-6 yr old dance class 5-5:45pm
    7-17 yr old dance class 6-7:30pm
  • Saturdays, Dec 11 & 18
    Coffee | Chill | Create Fundraising Saturdays 10-11:30am
  • Saturday, Dec 11
    Resume Building 3-4:30pm*
  • Sunday, Dec 12
    Trauma/Consent Training 1-3pm*
  • Saturday, Dec 18
    CPR/First Aid Certification 3-5pm • $65*

    *These 3 trainings are available to all BCAI family in need of certification or assistance.

    Hip Hop Elemental Arts
    Session 4

    Feb 8 – 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.

    $120/participant

    Payment assistance available

    Hip Hop Elemental Arts session 4, Feb 8 - 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
    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

    Mix.Fuze.Evolve.

    Latin Influence and Contribution to Hip Hop Culture

    and

    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

    Email: BreakingChains116@gmail.com

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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.
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