Artist Resources

At the core of LMCC’s activities, lie the programs that directly provide artists with networks, resources, and support. The combination of LMCC’s investment in individual artists and small arts groups, our robust network of partners, and our integrated approach to fostering local neighborhood efforts, aims to spark public imagination as well as inspire personal attachment and investment in NYC’s communities. We believe that when artists receive support from both the public and private sectors, they can catalyze social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and economic vitality in the communities where they live and work. Therefore, LMCC invites individual artists and organizations to participate in our suite of Manhattan Arts Grants, Artist Residency, and Professional Development programs so that they may connect with peers and industry leaders, advance their creative practice, develop specific projects, and acquire a set of financial planning and business strategy tools to carry with them into the future.

Each year, we award over $500,000 in grants, provide 500 individuals with professional development skills and access to business leaders and arts professionals, place 100 individuals and arts groups in our studio residency programs, as well as present over 60 days of free cultural experiences for the public to enjoy.


 SU-CASA is a city-funded program that partners artists with senior centers in New York City to create and deliver arts program for seniors. LMCC administers SU-CASA programs for the borough of Manhattan. Syma, one of LMCC's 2017 SU-CASA artists-in-residence, brought her art and creative programming to seniors at Carter Burden Innovative Senior Center in East Harlem, NY. About Syma: Syma is an award winning, widely exhibited, New York-based artist who has been working with clay for nearly five decades. Inspired by ancient artifacts and mythologies, she creates conceptual/ interactive clay vessels and sculptures in response to personal life events. A teaching artist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 1999, Syma earned her B.S. in Psychology and Art from the University of Pittsburgh and has continued her training in New York, New England, and the UK. Featured Image: Liberty  Photo credit: Ward Yoshimoto #art #ceramic #syma #metteachingartist #sucasa #LMCC
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