José Carlos Cansado, Trade.v03, 2016. SVA Gallery, 2018 UMEZ Arts Engagement Grantee. Photo courtesy of the artist

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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July Newsletter

July 9, 2018

2019 Manhattan Arts Grants Applications Now Live! Manhattan-based Artists and Arts Organizations: Need funding for a project in 2019? Apply for our Manhattan Arts Grants! Creative Engagement, Creative Learning, and UMEZ Arts Engagement Grant guidelines and applications are now available. Information sessions begin tonight and walk ups are welcome.  More information about all three programs here. Fundraising Fundamentals…

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Fundraising Fundamentals Workshops

July 9, 2018

Workshops are free, but space is limited and registration is required for each workshop on a first-come, first-served basis. See below for this year’s workshop topics and to RSVP!   Building and Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors – Move from Facebook likes to donations Tuesday, July 17, 6:30PM at El Museo del Barrio Led by…

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