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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LMCC feature on 6sqft

October 15, 2018

6sqft features us in a blogpost about LMCC’s impact on New York City and the Financial District. Click the following link to read about a brief history of how LMCC played a part in revitalizing the arts in Lower Manhattan.     How the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has kept art thriving through FiDi’s ups…

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October 2018 Newsletter

October 11, 2018

LMCC Welcomes the 2018-2019 Workspace Artists-in-Residence Cohort LMCC welcomes fourteen artists to its Workspace studio residency program. Workspace is a competitive nine-month studio residency program that focuses on creative practice development for emerging artists working across all disciplines. Based in studios at 101 Greenwich Street from September 2018 to June 2019, this year’s cohort includes choreographers, sculptors, poets, screenwriters, filmmakers, and interdisciplinary artists. For more on Workspace and the…

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