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 in Manhattan and beyond, and connects audiences with the creative process.


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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2019 Manhattan Arts Grants Recipients Announced

February 11, 2019

  Congratulations to this year’s Manhattan Arts Grants recipients for our Creative Engagement, Creative Learning, and UMEZ Arts Engagement programs! This year, LMCC is awarding over $1.4 million in DCLA, NYSCA, and UMEZ funding through 271 grants for Manhattan artists and organizations. Grantee projects will provide opportunities for more than 300,000 people to engage with…

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LMCC Alumni Update – February 2019

February 11, 2019

  Recipients of the 2019 Creative Capital Award Congratulations to Raja Feather Kelly (Workspace ’14-’15; River To River ’15), Michelle Handelman (Workspace’06-’07), Jen Liu (Process Space 2016), and Ni’Ja Whitson (Process Space 2016) who were announced as recipients of the 2019 Creative Capital Award!   Chat Travieso receives award from YoungArts! Chat Travieso (Process Space 2013, Paths To Pier 42 program alum, 2014) is an inaugural honoree of…

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