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

Thank you for your interest in LMCC’s Workspace program.

Please be informed that there will not be a new application for the 2021–2022 session and the next application cycle for the Workspace program will launch in December 2021.

In the intervening months since the quarantine was instituted in New York City in mid-March, LMCC continued the internal review applications remotely with the goal of preparing for a panel of guest jurors later this summer. This initial review consisted of LMCC staff carefully going through each of the submissions we received for the 2020–2021 Open Call for completeness, eligibility, and strength of work samples and accompanying narrative. We also employed a keen equity lens to make sure that the advanced pool would be representative of the diverse constituents that we are committed to cultivating and serving through our flagship program.

LMCC staff has currently paused the selection process with the mindset of continuing when it feels manageable to give it the attention and rigor it deserves. All applicants to the 2020–2021 cycle have been notified about the status of their applications via Submittable.

Given Workspace’s history and long-standing reputation of serving emerging artists nationally and internationally each year, we recognize that this decision carries much weight for the artist community at large. However, it feels necessary to act with the utmost caution given the uncertainties around this current global health crisis and the myriad implications it will continue to have on us all. 

While you may not be able to re-apply for the Workspace program for some time, we hope that you will continue to keep LMCC in mind for additional resources and opportunities for your ongoing practice. To receive announcements and details about LMCC’s programs, be sure to join our mailing list or connect with us on social media.

Virtual Studio Visits with LMCC Workspace Artists-in-Residence

LMCC presented two live sessions, each featuring five members of the current Workspace artist residency cohort. The artists will presented their work, conducted fireside-style chats with one another, and answered questions from the live audience.

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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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