2018 Year in Review

As the year comes to a close, we thank you for helping us serve artists and provide public programming to local communities. Below are some of LMCC’s highlights from 2018.


José Carlos Casado, Trade.v03, 2016. School of Visual Arts’ Gallery. 2018 UMEZ Arts Engagement Grantee. Courtesy of the artist.

LMCC awards over $1 Million to grantees in 2018

A trusted regrantor of NYC arts funding, LMCC awarded over $1 Million in grants to Manhattan-based artists, groups and community-focused organizations to engage local communities through rich artistic experiences. We also partnered with UMEZ to bring additional funding to arts projects in Upper Manhattan.



From top left: Golnar Adili, Jennifer Bartlett, Eliza Bent, Keisha Bush, André Daughtry,
Jonathan González, Zac Hacmon, Terrance James Jr., NIC Kay, Ying Liu,
Asif Mian, Kenneth Pietrobono, Orlando Tirado, Zhiyuan Yang

LMCC Artists-in-residence featured in Artforum

From a poet and transportation activist, to a Minister of Arts, a screenwriter, and many others, this year’s Workspace cohort includes artists of various foci and diverse practices.



Of Granite and Glass choreographed by Catherine Galasso. A co-commission by LMCC and Arts Brookfield for River To River 2018. Photo by Victoria Sendra featuring Mei Yamanaka and Doug LeCours.

The largest free summer arts festival Downtown

The 2018 River To River Festival delivered spectacular performances in iconic and everyday locations in lower Manhattan. Read more here!



Celebrating the new Co-Executive Directors of LMCC

In April, Lili Chopra became LMCC’s Executive Director of Artistic Programs, and Diego S. Segalini became LMCC’s Executive Director of Finance & Administration. Both are vanguards of arts and culture at the local, national, and international level.



Ralph Lemon, Chorus. River To River Festival, 2016. Photo: Darial Sneed.

LMCC featured in 6sqft

6sqft featured us in a blog post about cultural life in NYC and the Financial District. Read about how LMCC helped to revitalize the arts downtown!



Alum Chitra Ganesh featured in The Kitchen and the Rubin Museum

Chitra presented “her garden, a mirror” at the Kitchen and The Scorpion Gesture at the Rubin.

LMCC: Workspace ’04-05


Alum Simon Leigh wins Guggenheim Hugo Prize 

Simone was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Hugo Prize, which honors the achievement of her innovative and influential practice.

LMCC: Workspace ’07-08


Alum Okwui Okpokwasili wins the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship

Okwui received the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant, an award of $625,000 to advance her mesmerizing multidisciplinary performance pieces.

LMCC: Extended Life (2014, 2015), Process Space (2013, 2014), River To River (2014, 2016)


Alum Daniel Fish directs Oklahoma! revival

Daniel Fish directed the sold out and extended show of Oklahoma! at St. Ann’s Warehouse. It was recently announced that Oklahoma! is moving to Broadway! 

LMCC: Special Residences (2012),
Process Space (2012)


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