This Month at LMCC–November 2019


SU-CASA 2020 Applications will close on
November 21, 2019 at 5pm EST

SU-CASA  is a community arts engagement program that places artists and organizations for six months at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides selected artists with a stipend in exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming for older adults. 

LMCC is proud to administer 20 residencies for individual artists on behalf of the borough of Manhattan. LMCC welcomes applications from Manhattan-based individual artists seeking residencies at participating senior centers in Manhattan.

Missed the SU-CASA information session? View the live stream on LMCC's Facebook Page here.

LMCC Artists-in-Residence News

Zac Hacmon (Workspace 2018-2019 and current Workspace On-Site Assistant 2019-2020) has received the Cafe Royal Visual Project Grant for the project, Hedgehog. Hedgehog is an interactive sound installation that explores the Mexican-American border and creates a manipulated border crossing experience in the gallery space. More info here.

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Maria Hassabi (Extended Life 2019-2020) and Nairy Baghramian, recently presented Entre Deux Actes (Ménage à Quatre) at The Kitchen as part of Performa 19.

For Entre Deux Actes (Ménage à Quatre), Hassabi recomposed her most recent works, TOGETHER (2019) and FIGURES (2019), for the townhouse’s unique setting to produce an atmosphere where slowness and stillness intensify sensitivity.

Alumni Highlights


Congratulations to Torkwase Dyson (Process Space '16) who was named the winner of the Studio Museum in Harlem’s 2019 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize. The annual $50,000 award recognizes the artistic achievements of African American artists who demonstrate great innovation, promise, and creativity. Read more about the award here.

Ephrat Asherie (River To River '16) was recently featured in the New York Times about placing Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth's music in a world of street dance in her new work Odeon.

Odeon is Ephrat's second collaboration with her brother Ehud. Their first, Riff this, Riff that was presented at River To River in 2016. Read the conversation with Gia Kourlas here.


If you are an LMCC alum, we would love to hear about your news and upcoming events! Please email JoAnn Castillo at 

LMCC in the News

These plants went extinct in NYC. Now, an artist is reintroducing them –Fast Company

“I was looking at species that no longer exist in nature and only exist in captivity . . . ones that have been uprooted and only exist in labs and in botanical gardens,” Wang says. “[I’m interested in how] something natural can now be considered an artifact. I’m bringing horticulture into the space of high culture.”

LMCC Arts Center at Governors Island, Location: New York NY, Architect: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Adamson Associates Architects

LMCC’s Arts Center on Governors Island, New York –eArchitect

"Spearheaded by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), the project is the latest piece in the ongoing transformation of the island, a former military base, into a vibrant cultural destination."

A Greenhouse for Extinct Flora

"Organized by the Swiss Institute, and displayed as one of two quite promising inaugural exhibitions in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Arts Center at Governor’s Island, the installation’s calm atmosphere is more buoyant than its elegiac title would lead you to expect."


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