Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Announces 2019 Recipients of Extended Life Residency Program

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) announces today the inaugural recipients of its newly expanded Extended Life dance development artist residencies, designed to sustain the careers of choreographers with essential financial, administrative and presentation support: Nora Chipaumire, Beth Gill, Maria Hassabi, Sarah Michelson, Jennifer Monson, Okwui Okpokwasili, Pam Tanowitz, and David Thomson. Thanks to a generous…

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January 2019 Grantee Events

  Come experience a wide range of art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement, Creative Learning and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees at their events this January. Stephanie Chou Comfort Girl Friday, January 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM the cell, 338 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011 Comfort Girl is a musical exploration in song…

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2018 Year in Review

As the year comes to a close, we thank you for helping us serve artists and provide public programming to local communities. Below are some of LMCC’s highlights from 2018. GRANTS LMCC awards over $1 Million to grantees in 2018 A trusted regrantor of NYC arts funding, LMCC awarded over $1 Million in grants to Manhattan-based artists, groups and community-focused…

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December 2018 Grantee Events

African Diaspora International Film Festival African Diaspora International Film Festival 2018 November 23 – December 9, 2018 (various times, see event schedule) Multiple Venues, see event schedule. Find more information and a schedule of events at www.nyadiff.org/ny-2018/schedule/ Grantee Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement   Sundays on Broadway – Cathy Weis Projects Sundays on Broadway November 18,…

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SU-CASA 2019 Applications are now open!

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for SU-CASA, our community arts engagement program that places artists in-residence at senior centers across Manhattan. SU-CASA is an amazing opportunity to engage with seniors in New York City’s diverse communities. Each senior center is unique and offers access to different types of spaces, resources and communities. This year,…

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LMCC Alumni Update

LMCC Alumni have been busy winning awards such as the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, a Guggenheim Hugo Prize, and putting up work at St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, and more!     Here are some highlights from the past few months from our Alumni:   Okwui Okpokwasili LMCC: Extended Life (2014, 2015), Process…

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November 2018 Grantee Events

Come experience a wide range of art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement, Creative Learning and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees at their events this November.   Kathy Leichter Unladylike2020 Video of Bessie Coleman and Community Talk-Backs November 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM Maysles Documentary Center, 343 Malcolm X Boulevard, NY, NY 10027 This event kicks off…

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LMCC feature on 6sqft

6sqft features us in a blogpost about LMCC’s impact on New York City and the Financial District. Click the following link to read about a brief history of how LMCC played a part in revitalizing the arts in Lower Manhattan.     How the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has kept art thriving through FiDi’s ups…

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October 2018 Newsletter

LMCC Welcomes the 2018-2019 Workspace Artists-in-Residence Cohort LMCC welcomes fourteen artists to its Workspace studio residency program. Workspace is a competitive nine-month studio residency program that focuses on creative practice development for emerging artists working across all disciplines. Based in studios at 101 Greenwich Street from September 2018 to June 2019, this year’s cohort includes choreographers, sculptors, poets, screenwriters, filmmakers, and interdisciplinary artists. For more on Workspace and the…

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