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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Join us at our events!

Mark your calendars – The 2018 River To River Festival is happening June 14-25!

May 23, 2018

The 17th Annual River To River Festival is happening on June 14-25! Mark your calendars- the festival includes 9 days of visual art, movement, and musical performances and events in iconic and everyday sites in Lower Manhattan, and it’s all free and open to the public! The last weekend of the Festival features performances and…

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May 2018 SU-CASA Public Presentations

May 8, 2018

Our wonderful SU-CASA artists-in-residence begin their public presentations in May and June. These include: Mary Butler – Fiber Artist: Class of Quilting Made Simple Strut Their Stuff On May 10 at 1:00pm, come to the Project FIND Woodstock Senior Center to celebrate the end of the Quilting Made Simple course and see pillows, bags, backpack,…

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Love us? Get involved!

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