Trisha Brown Dance Company, "In Plain Site" at Wagner Park, River To River 2015. Photo credit: Darial Sneed.

LMCC in the News: 


"Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Awards Over $1.5 Million to Artists and Arts Organizations," Artforum, February 29, 2019

"Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Expands Residencies and Announces Recipients," New York Times, January 20, 2019



"How the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has kept art thriving through FiDi's ups and downs," 6sqft, October 12, 2018

"Layers of Possibility: Site-specific dance and the River To River Festival," Brooklyn Rail, July 11, 2018

"An Uptown Artistic Director Moves Downtown," New York Times, March 8, 2018


Press Releases:


Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Awards Extended Life Dance Development Artist Residencies (PDF)



Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Awards Over $1.5 million to Manhattan-based Artists and Arts Organizations (PDF)

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Awards 2018-2019 Workspace Artist Residencies (PDF)


Accolades for LMCC: 

"From the attacks on 9/11 to the devastating fallout of the 2008 economic crisis...Lower Manhattan has been at the epicenter of some of the city’s and nation’s most historic moments. Throughout these events, the LMCC has persisted and...played a pivotal role in helping the neighborhood transition into the vibrant and diverse neighborhood it is today..."—6sqft

“LMCC has committed to bringing opportunities to artists in multiple ways...The Downtown Dinner was a critical reminder of the cultural vibrancy that is cultivated and invested in, as well as the absolutely essential part that the LMCC continues to play.” —Glass Magazine

"Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s free festival [River To River] reliably offers a burst of the most interesting dance performances of the summer, in fun settings.”—The New Yorker

"From City Hall Park to the Financial District to South Street Seaport to Governors Island...Lower Manhattan Cultural Council deploys some of our most interesting dance artists...Consider taking a week of vacation days so you can wallow in all this talent.” —Village Voice

“Every year, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) turns downtown and Governors Island into its stage, gallery and experimental studio, as performers and artists bring ambitious works to the iconic setting.”—AM New York

“As reliable as the tide but considerably less predictable, a deep dive into the sheer volume of events scheduled for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River to River Festival will leave your head swimming with ways to soak in this annual genre-blurring, boundary-bursting celebration of dance, music, theater, and visual art.”—Downtown Express

For releases prior to 2018, and additional press on the River To River Festival, please contact Sophie Lam, Director of Communications & Marketing, at

Press Inquiries:
Chris Schimpf, Sacks & Co.