LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island, Opening September 2019:  Photo: Zachary Tyler Newton


About LMCC

Founded in 1973 as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC serves, connects and makes space for artists and community.

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

LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island is a new incubator for cultural experimentation and gathering space to exchange in dialogue. It opens in September 2019 and serves artists and the public alike.

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Workspace Resident Ying Liu: In Process

April 5, 2019

LMCC Workspace resident, Ying Liu talks about her research and process as she prepares for two upcoming performances. TOMORROW, 4/6 at 2pm, Ying premieres PLAYDATE, a hyper-cellphone oriented performance at @issueprojectroom! “Pigtail” as featured in this video, will premiere in the Fall of 2019 also at Issue Project Room. #LMCC #Workspace #issueprojectroom

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April 2019 Grantee Events

March 29, 2019

This month’s grantee events include an eclectic range of shows and performances across all disciplines. Immerse yourself in a dynamic chamber music performance by SYBARITE5, enjoy an evening of Indian Folk Dance at the Natraj Folk Arts Festival, and attend a free talk featuring writer Antwaun Sargent and Jon Henry, the photographer behind 14×48’s newest billboard and recent photographic series, Stranger Fruit at the ICP Museum.…

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LMCC Featured in The Wall Street Journal, Artforum, ARTnews, Crain’s and more

March 25, 2019

We are thrilled to share a major announcement—LMCC will open our newly renovated Arts Center at Governors Island in September 2019. The Arts Center will feature artist residency programs, exhibition spaces and public programs all under one roof.  Conceived as an incubator for creative exploration and a gathering space to engage in dialogue, the Arts Center…

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