January 2021 Grantee Events

Experience a wide range of virtual art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees and their events this month.

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Starting this week: Hear LMCC’s Executive Director, Artistic Programs speak about International Relations at the Under The Radar Festival

The Public’s Under the Radar Festival 2021 begins this week! The festival features artists who provide a snapshot of contemporary theater in the United States and abroad.   On Saturday, January 9 at 12pm, LMCC’s Executive Director, Artistic Programs, Lili Chopra, will be moderating the International Relations Panel and Q&A. This virtual panel brings together:…

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Join Executive Director, Artistic Programs Lili Chopra tomorrow at the CIPA Special Interest Session at APAP

Join LMCC’s Executive Director Lili Chopra at the Creative & Independent Producer Alliance (CIPA) Special Interest Session at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) tomorrow, January 6 at 12:00pm. In this workshop session open to Artists, Presenters, Agents, Managers, Producers, Consultants, Funders, and everyone in between, the newly founded CIPA will focus on the…

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Black Gotham Experience: As Above So Below

The graphic depicts the words As Above So Below

As Above So Below is a collaborative project that reveals connections between sacred and historic spaces of the African Diaspora in the Lower Manhattan section of New York City.  The project will have special emphasis on the African Burial Ground Commons and Historic District featuring the African Burial Ground Memorial, Black Lives Matter Plaza and the…

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Four Voices: A Film by Liz Sargent

River To River, LMCC’s annual summer festival, was created in the aftermath of 9/11 with the intention to heal and celebrate New Yorkers’ resiliency through the power of art. This year, LMCC and the founding partners of River To River reimagined River To River 2020 with projects that started through virtual connection and led to moments of physical presence,…

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Eiko Otake at the Arts Center at Governors Island

At last week’s A Toast to Downtown virtual event, Eiko Otake performed in memory of her friend Sam Miller, a former President of LMCC and lifelong champion for dance and performance. LMCC presented Eiko Otake with the 2020 Sam Miller Award for Performing Arts. Eiko’s film was shot at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island by Minos Papas and directed…

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Making Space for Artists and Community at LMCC: LMCC 2020 Highlights

Making Space for Artists and Community at LMCC As 2020 draws to a close, we look back at this year’s most memorable moments connecting artists and community:   New York We Love You Art Auction  LMCC launched “New York We Love You,” an online benefit auction featuring artworks by NYC-based artists who are part of…

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Tune in this Thursday for a conversation with LMCC’s Executive Director Lili Chopra – Lower Manhattan: Making Community Through Culture at LMHQ

Asiya Wadud, ECHO EXHIBIT, River To River 2020: Four Voices, photo by Ian Douglas. Tune in Thursday, December 17 at 12pm for Lower Manhattan: Making Community Through Culture, a virtual talk hosted by LMHQ and the Alliance for Downtown New York, to learn more about Lower Manhattan’s cultural institutions! NYC’s cultural institutions have been working…

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LMCC celebrates Artists with Virtual Gala: A Toast to Downtown

Last Wednesday, we celebrated NYC artists and communities in A Toast to Downtown: A Virtual Celebration with LMCC. With many of you in attendance, it was truly a joyous moment to reconnect in a year of ups and downs, and to honor Jessica Lappin and Maggie Boepple, and artist alum Amina Henry, Eiko Otake, and Paul Pfeiffer. In case you missed it, check out our…

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LMCC’s A Toast to Downtown is an Editors’ Pick in Artnet News this week!

LMCC’s A Toast to Downtown is an Editors’ Pick in Artnet News this week! Don’t miss the chance to celebrate New York City’s independent artists with us, and RSVP here: https://lmcc.net/a-toast-to-downtown/ Donate $20 or more, and you will be entered to win a signed, limited-edition 100 New Yorkers print by River To River 2020 artist…

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