LMCC empowers artists and small arts groups by offering space, financial resources, and professional and creative development opportunities. We support artists working in all disciplines in order to advance and sustain their practices and careers. Our public engagement initiatives — including the River To River Festival — engage, provoke, and transform audiences. We celebrate cultural experiences that are representative of all stages of the creative process and present them for free in unexpected places.

We work in partnership with artists, individuals, local organizations, and civic, corporate, and cultural leaders to build vibrant communities that are at the forefront of arts and culture. Together, we foster artistic growth and long-term sustainability that invigorate our diverse neighborhoods downtown and reach communities throughout Manhattan and the wider NYC metro region.

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With your support, we can continue to empower the creative voices that are the heart and soul of New York City’s diverse communities.

  • $50 supports day-of-event production costs related to producing the River To River Festival
  • $100 supports the daily-running costs of keeping the Gallery open in LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, ensuring that the public can visit our exhibit over the summer
  • $500 supports the cost of an artist’s participation in one of LMCC’s Professional Development workshops.
Donations can be made online or by mailing a check (payable to Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) to:

Annual Appeal 2017
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038

LMCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt organization (EIN: 23-7348782). Your contribution will be tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
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 Maria Hassabi's performance in City Hall Park takes place tonight at 6:00pm as a part of River To River Festival 2017! STAGED? (2016) - undressed, four performers in abstractly patterned clothing are entangled in a slowly metamorphosing living sculpture. In its “undressed” iteration for River To River, away from its theatrical setting, the work invites the context of public space to influence the sculptural form and become its new stage. STAGED? (2016) - undressed is set in City Hall Park among Katja Novitskova's sculptural exhibition, EARTH POTENTIAL, presented by Public Art Fund. #R2R17 #LMCC @publicartfund #art #sculpture #LowerManhattan Photo Credit: Maria Hassabi: STAGED? (2016) - undressed. Performance view, XING Live Arts Week VI, Bologna, Italy, April 29, 2017. Performers, Jessie Gold, Hristoula Harakas, Maria Hassabi, Oisín Monaghan. Photo: Luca Ghedini
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