All applicants will be notified in February 2024.

About the Arts Center Residency

The Arts Center at Governors Island is home to year-round artist residency programs for artists working in any discipline. LMCC’s residency programs aim to meet the immediate studio space needs of the artist community we serve by converting unconventional, vacant spaces into work and process space for artists. With the Arts Center at Governors Island, LMCC established our first permanent location for artistic process, presentation and gathering. LMCC’s residency programs are a vital part of our commitment to ensuring artists have free, collaborative space for creative development and production in New York City today and long into our shared futures.

The 2024 Arts Center Residency will offer residencies to artists and creative practitioners, currently in need of studio space to support their practice, who are interested in a short-term residency experience focused on experimentation, ongoing development, and being in dialogue with fellow residents. LMCC welcomes applications from artists whose practice is self-directed and process-based and would benefit from the unique resource of the Arts Center at Governors Island serving as an incubator for research and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The 2024 residency will take place in the open plan studios at LMCC’s Arts Center on Governors Island in two sessions:

Session One: Monday, March 4 - Friday, July 19, 2024
Session Two: Monday, August 5 - Friday, December 20, 2024

View and download the program guidelines HERE

View images of LMCC’s Arts Center Residency Studios as well as floor plan HERE

If you have additional questions or technical issues please contact Esther Nguyen, Program Associate, Artist Residencies at ArtRes@lmcc.net or (212) 981-2247 from 10am-6pm Monday to Friday. 

Para información en español, contactar a Lina Alfonso, Mánager del Programa, Subvenciones y Servicios: ArtRes@lmcc.net | (212) 219-0536.

如果需以中文聯繫,請寄發電子郵件至ArtRes@lmcc.net,或致電212-219-3139 聯絡Emerson Chang(張小姐)


Maya Ciarrocchi, 2022 Session 1 Alumni
Michael Watson, 2022 Session 1 Alumni
Junlin Zhu, 2022 Session 2 Alumni
Pia Murray, PMMDC, 2022 Session 2 Alumni
Su Hyun Nam, 2022 Session 2 Alumni
Eleanor Kipping, Governors Island COVID-19 Response Residency 2020. Photo by Salome Mindiashvili

Governors Island Residency Initiative in Response to COVID-19

In 2020, as part of the Governors Island Residency Initiative, LMCC provided free, temporary residency and work space at LMCC's Arts Center to eligible artists and small arts groups based throughout the five boroughs.

LMCC’s Arts Center Residency program is supported, in part, by Cowles Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., The Norman & Bettina Roberts Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and Teiger Foundation.

The Arts Center Residency is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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