Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

Founded as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community. Since 1973, LMCC has been a champion for independent artists in New York City and cultural life force of Lower Manhattan. We envision New York City as a place in which artists and community in dialogue are creating a more just, equitable, and sustainable society. LMCC’s artist residency programs respond directly to the immediate needs of the artistic community and promote the development of artistic work. These residencies are available to artists working in all disciplines via open-call application or nomination processes. The studio spaces are located in temporarily donated spaces throughout Lower Manhattan and in our Arts Center at Governors Island. These programs are free to participating artists.