LMCC’s longest running residency program, Workspace, is a nine-month studio-based program that focuses on the creative process and cohort development of emerging artists.
Workspace nurtures experimentation, creative risk taking, collaboration, learning and skill sharing through regular opportunities for dialogue with peers and arts professionals. Situated within donated office space each year, Workspace offers a unique opportunity to reimagine what it means to work in Lower Manhattan. Participating artists are provided round-the-clock access to semi-private studios spaces and are expected to engage with the cohort for the full duration of the nine-month program.
Residency Experience Summary
LMCC seeks to create a welcoming, diverse, and dynamic cohort of individuals working across disciplines, including but not limited to visual arts, film, performance art, social practice, design, digital media, and the literary arts.
Workspace is a good fit for applicants who are:
- Generating new and original work and engaged in a contemporary dialogue
- Seeking to foster a rigorous practice by dedicating time and focus to the creative process
- In need of studio space in which to experiment and develop work
- Seeking a community of peers for creative and professional exchange over nine months in Lower Manhattan
- Seeking to make connections with a network of curators, critics, and other arts professionals working in and around New York City
- Interested in opportunities to share in-progress work with audiences
Artists who work independently or as a collaborative pair (no more than 2) are eligible to apply. Eligible collaborative applicants should submit one application and a joint biography and resume that demonstrate a history of collaboration.
International artists are eligible for this program. Please note that LMCC only offers studio space. If accepted, international participants are responsible for their own visa, travel, living and housing expenses and arrangements. LMCC can only offer minimal assistance to international residents in securing necessary immigration documents. The small stipend/materials fee will not be sufficient for living expenses.
Applicants need not identify solely with one discipline to apply; applicants may select as many disciplines as applicable to their practice on the application, and there are options to submit different types of work samples (images, text, and/or links).
Workspace participants should make a serious commitment to the program for the entire nine-month session.
Workspace participants are expected to utilize the studio actively and consistently (on average artists are in their studios 20–40 hours per week). In addition, regular attendance at Salon Evenings and participation in public programs like Open Studios is required. It is vital to the success of the program that Workspace participants fully take advantage of the unique resources we are able to provide. For this reason, Workspace participants cannot simultaneously participate in another residency, professional development, or degree-granting program while participating in Workspace.
The following applicants are not eligible for Workspace:
- Artists who will be participating in another residency or professional development program from SeptemberOctober 2023–June 2024;
- Artists who will be matriculated as students or enrolled in an academic program from September 2023–June 2024;
- Artists who have been previously participated in served by LMCC’s Studioscape, World Views, New Views, or Workspace residency programs;
- Artists who have been selected for any other LMCC artist residency program in during 2021–20232.