Serving Artists + Audiences since 1973

Featured Image: 2019 Creative Engagement grantee MICHIYAYA Dance Company. Photo: Sam Hershberger

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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Join us at our events!

March 2019 Grantee Events

March 12, 2019

Come experience a wide range of art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement, Creative Learning and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees at their events this March. Untitled Theater Company No. 61 The Neurology of the Soul March 1 & 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM A.R.T./New York’s Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre, 502 West 53rd Street, New…

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Friends Of LMCC Kickoff

March 8, 2019

On the evening of March 6th, LMCC hosted the first Friends Of LMCC membership event at the Swiss Institute. It was a fabulous night of art and conversation with artist Michael Wang, who spoke about past work such as Carbon Copies and Extinct in The Wild. The joyful energy in the room reflected our excitement around opening the…

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Love us? Get involved!

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