This Month at LMCC – January 2018


It’s 2018… This month we’re all about the what’s new here at LMCC! We’ve got opportunities to apply for residencies, and news about our current and future artists-in-residence.


2018 River To River artists announced!

Announcing some of our lineup of 2018 River To River artists!

LMCC’s annual River To River Festival celebrates 11 days of dance, music, visual art, new media, and theatre in iconic as well as unexpected, ordinary locations in Manhattan and Governors Island. This year’s artists and performers include:

Cori Olinghouse
Enrico Wey
Catherine Galasso
Jace Clayton
Tatyana Tenenbaum & Andy Luo
Naomi Goldberg Haas & Laura Nova
Jennifer Monson & Jeff Kolar
Chen Dance Center & Lu Yu

Note: this list is not complete. More artists and performers to be announced later this Spring.

Stay tuned for more updates on this year’s festival – our best yet!


Apply to UMEZ Arts Engagement

LMCC’s UMEZ Arts Engagement is new grant program in partnership with the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ) to provide funding of up to $10,000 for Upper Manhattan artists, nonprofits, and collectives to develop presentations and programs for audiences uptown. We encourage projects in the performing, literary, media and visual arts that connect audiences to rich arts experiences through concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, readings, screenings, festivals.

LMCC will host three information sessions in Upper Manhattan in January and February 2018 for applicants to meet the staff, ask questions, and learn how to put their best foot forward. Attendance at a UMEZ Arts Engagement information session is required for ALL applicants in order to be eligible. Spanish interpretation will be available at all sessions.

To RSVP for an information session and apply to the grant, click here.


Apply to Workspace!

Workspace is LMCC’s residency program for emerging artists working in visual arts, performing arts, and writing. 2018 applications are open now until January 25.

Workspace offers 15-20 artists free, dedicated studio space and a chance to engage with peers and arts professionals, present their work to the public, and participate in career-advancement opportunities. LMCC will host two information sessions (recommended, not required) in January. While both info sessions are currently full, the second info session on January 18 will be livestreamed on LMCC’s Facebook page on the day of the event, and the link to the livestreamed session will be available until the January 25 application deadline.

To learn more and apply for Workspace, click here.


Workspace artists’ picks

We asked our current Workspace artists-in-residence what they were listening to, reading, and creating at their studios in 101 Greenwich. Here are some of their responses:

Allyson Paty (Literary Arts)

What are you reading? This fall has seen a wealth of new poetry collections, and of those I’ve read (which is never enough!), some standouts have been Jennifer Nelson’s Civilization Makes Me Lonely, Miller Oberman’s The Unstill Ones, and Emily Skillings’s Fort Not. I’ve also been doing a lot of rereading, returning Nathaniel Mackey and Anne Carson, from whom I’m hoping to learn to sustain a narrative over a sequence of poems, to Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, from whom I always have so much to learn, not only about extending the line, but the slow, precise unfolding of thought. Another Workspace participant and I happened to both return to Invisible Man at the same time. Neither of us had read it since high school. Glad I went back!

Anthony Iacono (Visual Arts)

What are you listening to? I hate working in silence. There is always something playing in the background to satisfy my studio mood swings, though sometimes I get too dancey. Below is a playlist of a few songs I’ve been listening to since I moved into my studio at LMCC Workspace.

Psychobuildings- “Terror Management”
Romeo Void- “Billy’s Birthday”
Sylvester- “I Need To Love Somebody Tonight”
Fingers Inc- “Empty”
State of Art- “Dantzing Station”
Light Asylum- “Dark Allies”
Public Image Ltd.- “Annalisa”
Midnight Magic- “Calling Out”
Pink Industry- “What I Wouldn’t Give”
Luscious Jackson- “Mood Swing”
Erykah Badu- “Tyrone”
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith- “When I Try, I’m Full”
Diana Ross- “Love Hangover”
James Pants- “We’re Through”
Prince- “Uptown”


Read the full blog post here!



Program funding is provided by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ). UMEZ Arts Engagement is administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC).

Featured Images: Faye Driscoll, Thank You For Coming at Broad and Wall Streets, River To River 2017. Photo credit: Paula Lobo © LMCC.
Matthew Westerby’s The Mosaic Project, LMCC Creative Engagement grantee 2017. Photo credit: Michael Handras.
Nobutaka Aozaki at LMCC’s Workspace Studios at 101 Greenwich, Workspace 2017-2018. Photo credit: Ornella Friggit © LMCC.
Zavé Martohardjono at LMCC’s Workspace Studios at 101 Greenwich, Workspace 2017-2018. Photo credit: Runa Yu © LMCC.