Here & Now


In this moment of physical isolation, it is more evident how we rely on our communities for connection. In the Here & Now, we present you with touching expressions from within and across our LMCC community of outreach, support, and exchange.

We send you these offerings and eagerly await the time when we can gather together again.

Governors Island Residency Initiative in Response to COVID-19

LMCC Arts Center at Governors Island, photo by David Sundberg/Esto

For the 2020 season, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), The Trust for Governors Island, and 18 other cultural organizations with space on Governors Island will join forces to host temporary work space for artists and cultural practitioners that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, in recognition of the pandemic's devastating impact on the NYC cultural landscape and supporting the artist communities embedded within.

As part of the new Governors Island Residency Initiative, LMCC will conduct an open call to provide free, temporary residency and work space at the Arts Center at Governors Island to eligible artists and small arts groups based throughout the five boroughs.

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COVID-19 Resource List

We encourage you to connect with the following resources and partner organizations for information and emergency funding opportunities. This page is updated on a regular basis as new resources and opportunities surface.

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Yuko Otomo & Matt Mottel:
The Steve Circuit

This Summer 2020, LMCC and ISSUE Project Room and present The Steve Circuit, an episodic series of videos and digital artwork dedicated to the late beloved poet Steve Dalachinsky developed by his wife, painter and poet Yuko Otomo, and interdisciplinary artist Matt Mottel.

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