Professional Development

Artists Summer Institute 2013; Finance at 1 Liberty Plaza. Photo credit: Whitney Browne.
Artists Summer Institute 2013; Finance at 1 Liberty Plaza. Photo credit: Whitney Browne.

Since 2008, LMCC has presented a suite of free workshops and intensive seminars on timely issues in the areas of business proficiency, artistic practice, and community engagement. All of our programs are designed specifically for artists living and working in New York City and offer opportunities to foster learning and dialogue, as well as create robust and expanding networks for participants.


Fundraising Fundamentals

LMCC’s core fundraising series is designed to help artists develop knowledge and skills in raising the resources to support their practice. The series features workshops on five key areas of fundraising, including: the funding ecosystem, grantwriting, budgeting, work sample dos and don’ts, and cultivating individual donors.

Each summer select workshops are offered in conjunction with LMCC’s Manhattan Arts Grant program outreach schedule.

Workshops are free, but space is limited and registration is required for each workshop on a first-come, first-served basis.

Find out more about LMCC’s grant opportunities for Manhattan-based artist and organizations here.

Missed a recent workshop? Access learning materials from our professional development series below.

Online Resources

Artist & Entrepreneur

Arts Education


Fiscal Sponsorship




Public Art

Media & Public Relations

Social Media

Emergency Preparedness

Legal issues

Record Keeping


Work Samples

Registries, Residencies, Professional Development, Subsidized Spaces

Past programs

Can't find a program that you heard about? It may have ended. Read about past programs here!