Process Space provides intensive, project-based studio residencies, including opportunities for audience development, for mid-career and established artists and arts groups working across all disciplines. Process Space residencies are comprised of exclusive, concentrated time in dedicated space that ranges from two to six weeks for projects developed in a rehearsal space with a dance floor to three to five months for projects developed in a studio or office space.

Process Space is committed to addressing a unique need artists have, at a more established career-stage, for dedicated space to develop projects at home in New York City. Across disciplines, artists have sought out development and rehearsal spaces as well as resources in other cities and countries around the world, causing them to take their artistic practices, collaborations, and innovations away from New York City. With these conditions and matters in mind, Process Space specifically supports artists who are developing work for performance, exhibition, or publication at a New York-based presenting venue, gallery, arts organization, or press.

Please note that we have changed our eligibility guidelines.
Participation is through invitation only.

LMCC provides the following resources to Process Space participants:

Studio Space: Rehearsal spaces with dance floors are located in Lower Manhattan and at Governors Island. Performing arts Process Space participants are matched with one of LMCC’s spaces for two to six weeks of exclusive use.

The Project Space at LMCC’s Offices is approximately 800 square feet with a dance floor (32 x 16 feet). The room is lit by overhead fluorescent lighting. Artists may also provide supplementary lighting. The Project Space is outfitted with worktable and chairs, Internet, and basic sound equipment. The space is accessible 24/7.

Two rehearsal studios at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island are each approximately 1,400 square feet (about 36 x 38 feet) and column free. The floors are covered with vinyl dance surface on top of a linoleum-covered wooden floor. The rooms are lit by overhead fluorescent lighting, and they also have windows on two walls so are flooded with natural light. If more control over the light is required, the windows may be blacked out by the artist. Artists may also bring in supplementary lighting. Additionally, one wall in each studio is lined with mirrors, which can be covered. The studios are outfitted with worktable and chairs, Internet, and basic sound equipment. Governors Island is accessible by a seven-minute ferry ride, which depart regularly from the Battery Maritime Building. The ferry operates Mondays–Fridays from 7am to 6pm. The Island is NOT accessible on the weekends except during the summer Public Access Season from late-May through early-September (from 7am to 7pm). Overnight stays are not permitted.

Additional rehearsal space with a dance floor may become available in Lower Manhattan through donated temporarily vacant commercial real estate. LMCC provides worktable and chairs, Internet, and basic sound equipment.

Audience Development: A unique aspect of Process Space is the opportunity to grow audiences for a project in development. Each participant is required to present an Open Studio where audiences are invited to experience a work-in-progress or open rehearsal to learn more about the general creative process and the development of the specific project.

Publicity: Participants are announced on a rolling basis and listed on LMCC’s website as well as featured on other digital communication channels. Open Studio events are promoted as part of LMCC’s calendar of Public Programs.

Program offerings are subject to change.

LMCC provides the following resources to Process Space participants:

Studios and office spaces are located in Lower Manhattan and at Governors Island. Visual artists and writers are matched with one of LMCC’s spaces for three to five months.

In LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, visual artists and writers are placed in one of twenty studios, each at approximately 225 square feet, in an open plan. Each studio has 3 walls and no doors. Some studios have windows, and all studios have overhead fluorescent lighting and electrical outlets. The space is equipped with wireless internet. Ceilings are 11 feet high, studio walls are 8 feet high, and floors are linoleum tile. Each studio is equipped with a worktable and chair. Slop sink and secure storage lockers are available. Heating and air conditioning is provided. Governors Island is accessible by a seven-minute ferry ride, which depart regularly from the Battery Maritime Building. The ferry operates Mondays–Fridays from 7am to 6pm. The Island is NOT accessible on the weekends except during the summer Public Access Season from late-May through early-September (from 7am to 7pm). Overnight stays are not permitted.

Additional studio and office spaces may become available in Lower Manhattan through donated temporarily vacant commercial real estate. LMCC provides worktable and chairs, and internet.

Audience Development: A unique aspect of Process Space is the opportunity to grow audiences for a project in development. Each participant is required to present an Open Studio where audiences are invited to experience a work-in-progress or open rehearsal to learn more about the general creative process and the development of the specific project.

Publicity: Participants are announced on a rolling basis and listed on LMCC’s website as well as featured on other digital communication channels. Open Studio events are promoted as part of LMCC’s calendar of Public Programs.

Program offerings are subject to change.