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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September Grantee Events

September 7, 2018

Come experience a wide range of art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement, Creative Learning and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees at their events this September.   Torkomada, Inc. Raqs Without Borders August 31 – September 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM University Settlement Speyer Hall Theater, 184 Eldridge Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002 Raqs Without…

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Manhattan Arts Grants Information Sessions

August 10, 2018

Information sessions are offered in locations across Manhattan for artists, groups, and non-profit organizations interested in applying to our grant programs. Learn what constitutes a well-prepared grant application and ask questions about LMCC’s grants programs from our staff. RSVP today!  Attendance is required for first-time applicants and returning applicants who have not attended an information session for…

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