UPDATE: Hope and Resilience in Response to COVID-19

LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island. Photo by David Sundberg/Esto.

UPDATE (3/18):

We are committed to the health and safety of our community, and we share thoughts of hope and solidarity for all impacted by the current situation.

In line with the national, city, and state imperatives to contain the spread of COVID-19, LMCC is actively protecting and caring for its staff by temporarily closing its main office until April 20. Our staff are working remotely, adapting to shifting circumstances and an evolving, fluid situation, but remain available. Our efforts to serve, support, and connect artists and community continue.

For inquiries, please call our main phone line and leave a message or email us at info@lmcc.net. Stay connected to LMCC digitally by following us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts.


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As New Yorkers, we have a unique ability to come together with empathy and great care during challenging times, ensuring resilience, and fueling inspiration.

We’ve done so under extraordinary circumstances in the past, and we are doing it now, together, as a community.

In this period of uncertainty and growing concerns around the COVID-19 public health emergency, we are adjusting our daily reality, shifting and changing plans to keep our community safe and healthy. We understand that you, our network of artists, grantees, and fellow cultural organizations must make decisions that impact your families, neighborhoods, and businesses.

We encourage you to connect with the following resources and partner organizations to focus on prevention and preparedness:

Arts + Culture Organizations
NCAPER – National Coalition for Arts Preparedness & Emergency Response
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts’ resource page on COVID-19
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
CultureAID’s Resource page

NYC and US Public Health Organizations
NYC Department of Health
US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

As more resources become available, we will update with more information.

We stand together in solidarity with you to guard against stigma and prejudice, being mindful of our colleagues, neighbors, and fellow New Yorkers, while remaining attuned to the facts.

As events evolve daily, we will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you posted on any developments.

With you, we are committed wholeheartedly to continuing the work of connecting and serving artists and communities, the pillars of resilience and inspiration for our city.

Wishing you safety and health,

Sincerely,
Lili, Diego, and the whole team at LMCC

 

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