Serving Artists since 1973

Featured Image: Open Studios with Maria Hassabi, 2014. Photo credit: Robert Minell.

About LMCC

Founded in 1973 as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond.


Resources for Artists

As an arts service organization, our programs include residencies, grants, workshops, professional training, and opportunities for public presentation.

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Public Programs

Our Public Programs highlight the role artists play in our communities. We connect audiences to creative practices, ideas, and art forms across disciplines.

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Arts Center at Governors Island

Currently under construction, LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island will reopen in 2019 and serve artists and the public alike.

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December 2018 Grantee Events

December 5, 2018

African Diaspora International Film Festival African Diaspora International Film Festival 2018 November 23 – December 9, 2018 (various times, see event schedule) Multiple Venues, see event schedule. Find more information and a schedule of events at Grantee Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement   Sundays on Broadway – Cathy Weis Projects Sundays on Broadway November 18,…

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SU-CASA 2019 Applications are now open!

November 19, 2018

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for SU-CASA, our community arts engagement program that places artists in-residence at senior centers across Manhattan. SU-CASA is an amazing opportunity to engage with seniors in New York City’s diverse communities. Each senior center is unique and offers access to different types of spaces, resources and communities. This year,…

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There are many ways for you to support LMCC, from volunteering to donating.