Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s mission is to serve, connect, and make space for artists and community.
LMCC Serves Artists through:
- Residencies that enable artists to experiment and develop their work and ideas
- Grant funding for Manhattan-based artists that support local and neighborhood projects
- Professional development programs that give artists technical support, financial training, and networking opportunities
- Presentation opportunities that allow artists to share their work and creative process with the public
LMCC Serves Community through:
- Free public programs in Lower Manhattan that activate neighborhoods and bring people together through performances and rich artistic experiences, including the River To River Festival
- Open Studios, providing public access to artists and the artmaking process to build connections and dialogue between artists and audiences
- Grant funding that supports grassroots and community-based local arts programming
LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island
Fall 2019 will mark the opening of the Arts Center at Governors Island, serving as LMCC’s first permanent home and the gateway to the Arts and Culture District on Governors Island.
Conceived as an incubator for creative experimentation and a public gathering space, the Center is a 40,000 square foot building activated by artist studios, galleries, performance space, and a café. The Arts Center fully embodies LMCC’s mission to serve, connect, and make space for artists and community.
There are many ways for you to support LMCC, from volunteering to sponsoring us and donating.