Announcing River To River 2024

Celebrate LMCC's 50th anniversary with the 2024 River To River Festival, Downtown NYC's Free Summer Arts Festival! From June 7-23, join us for 13 innovative projects of live art, performances, and participatory events in Lower Manhattan's vibrant public spaces.

Tickets are live for Party as Practice with Yackez on May 18!

Yackez is throwing a party! Join Yackez (Larissa & Jon Velez-Jackson) & LMCC on the island long known as Paggank by the Lenape for the next installment of the Party as Performance series, Party as Practice, on Saturday, May 18. With this participatory performance, Yackez invites us to engage the art of coming together.

Join us for Arts Center Residency Open Studios on May 18!

Connect with LMCC’s 2024 Arts Center Residents at Open Studios! Visit artists in their studios, where they will share their practice, works-in-progress and time-based presentations throughout the day.

Celebrating 50 Years of LMCC

This year LMCC celebrates its Golden Anniversary with you, our circle of artists, supporters, and friends! Save the date for our 50th anniversary gala at the Conrad on April 15th! And because one party isn’t enough to mark 50 years of building creative communities from March to June, we’re throwing a series of festivities featuring artists and alumni from our community, showcasing what we love to do - celebrating the art of gathering! Stay tuned for details!

May 2024 Grantee Events

Experience a wide range of art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement, Creative Learning, and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees and their events this month.

Announcing 2024 Manhattan
Arts Grants Recipients!

This year, LMCC will regrant more than $1.6 million to 286 Manhattan-based artists, groups, and nonprofit organizations through our Creative Engagement, Creative Learning, and UMEZ Arts Engagement grant programs. 

About LMCC

Founded as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community. Since 1973, LMCC has been the champion for independent artists in New York City and the cultural life force of Lower Manhattan.

Resources for Artists

Our arts service programs include residencies, grants, workshops, and professional training for artists from all disciplines and practices.

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The Arts Center at Governors Island

The Arts Center at Governors Island is a new incubator for cultural experimentation and gathering space to exchange in dialogue. This space serves artists and the public alike.

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River To River Festival

The River To River Festival is a free summer arts festival, celebrating artistic and creative diversity in public spaces in Lower Manhattan.

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