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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Artforum features 2018-2019 Workspace cohort

November 14, 2018

Artforum recently featured the 2018-2019 Workspace cohort in an article, highlighting the diverse group of talented artists we’re working with this year. Click here to see the article! 

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LMCC Alumni Update

November 6, 2018

LMCC Alumni have been busy winning awards such as the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, a Guggenheim Hugo Prize, and putting up work at St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, and more!     Here are some highlights from the past few months from our Alumni:   Okwui Okpokwasili LMCC: Extended Life (2014, 2015), Process…

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