LMCC’s flagship residency program, Workspace, is a nine-month studio-based program that focuses on the creative process and cohort development of emerging artists. At its core, Workspace nurtures experimentation, creative risk taking, collaboration, learning and skill sharing through regular opportunities for dialogue with peers and arts professionals. Participating artists are provided round-the-clock access to semi-private studio spaces and are expected to engage with the cohort for the full duration of the nine-month program.

Program Guidelines and Application

After assessing plans for safely and responsibly resuming the Workspace residency program, LMCC postponed the 2020-21 session for another year out of an abundance of caution and concern for artists and LMCC staff amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are committed to reinstating Workspace in 2022 in its longstanding form as a nine-month studio-based residency focused on creative process and with the full breadth of cohort development opportunities as designed.

The 2022-23 session will be sited in a commercial space in Lower Manhattan and run from September through June as has historically been the case.

The next Open Call for Workspace will take place in January 2023 for the 2023-24 session. Stay tuned for more information by joining our mailing list.


For Workspace 2020-2021 Applicants

Workspace 2020-2021 applicants will remain in consideration for the 2022-23 session. If you would no longer like your application to remain under consideration, you may withdraw your application via Submittable.

Please be in touch with us if you have any questions at

LMCC’s Artist Residency Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Workspace is also 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, The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Teiger Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

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