LMCC Partners with CIPA, a Recently-Formed Alliance of 50+ Independent Producers of Live Arts to Shore Up an Already Vulnerable Sector

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) has received a $150,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to embark on a year-long strategic planning process with Creative & Independent Producer Alliance (CIPA). CIPA is the collaboration between more than 50 independent producers of live arts to address the urgent needs of the contemporary performance community both…

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LMCC’s Art Center on Governors Island wins 3 prominent architectural awards

LMCC Arts Center at Governors Island, photo by David Sundberg. LMCC’s Arts Center on Governors Island has won three prominent architectural awards this year! Winner, Cultural Projects, Global Design Awards – The Architecture Community American Architecture Award – Chicago Athenaeum Award of Merit, Cultural/Worship – Engineering News Record New York The renovation of LMCC’s Art…

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Magic Mondays with LMCC’s Art Center Artists

Still from Erica Molesworth’s “The Box” This November, the artists based at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island will share virtual presentations and informal sharing of practices/projects with the cohort of artists and LMCC staff. Last week, we heard presentations from the first group of artists: Erica Molesworth, Aviva Rahmani, and Lovie Pignata. This week, we heard…

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November 2020 Grantee Events

Left: Quay Quinn Wolf by Alexander Mejia, Right: Wendell Gray II by Karla Conrad Images courtesy of MICHIYAYA Dance, 2020 Creative Engagement Grantee Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America On View: October 20, 2020 – August 2021 between 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM, by appointment Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance, 4881…

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Celebrating LMCC’s Grantees : 2020 Virtual Manhattan Arts Community Breakfast

On October 21, LMCC celebrated Manhattan-based artists and arts organizations supported through our 2020 Manhattan Arts Grants and SU-CASA programs at the 9th annual Manhattan Community Arts Breakfast! Though the celebration was virtual, it was a warm and exciting morning of connection and gratitude for the valuable work of artists in growing the cultural vibrancy…

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One week left to enter Mona Chalabi’s 100 New Yorkers drawing competition

Mona Chalabi, 100 New Yorkers. Photo by Ian Douglas. There is one week left to submit your drawing to Mona Chalabi’s 100 New Yorkers drawing competition! Artist Mona Chalabi created 100 New Yorkers to help us see what New York City looks like across different ages, races, genders, abilities, and neighborhoods. Can you see yourself in…

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Mona Chalabi & LMCC in The New York Times

Mona Chalabi, an illustrator, makes some sketches in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn.

“I am trying to show the population of this city in a way that allows that same population to feel seen in the data. I hope that when you pass those 100 characters, you see yourself.” Artist Mona Chalabi is featured in The New York Times.

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