Dreaming Of A Summer On Governors Island? Apply For LMCC’s 2021 Arts Center Residency

02/03/2021 in
Dreaming Of A Summer On Governors Island? Apply For LMCC’s 2021 Arts Center Residency

If you could use a creative goal to focus on this February, how does applying to an artist residency on an island sound? It’s not Bermuda, but it does have stunning views, and it’s only a ferry ride away: The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has put out an open call for its 2021 Arts Center Residency, located on Governors Island. 

Here’s what the LMCC is looking for: 

This Open Call will provide short-term, project-based residencies to artists and creative practitioners whose work is concerned with the broader themes of equity and sustainability. These are thematic anchors which applicants may either choose to address explicitly or elaborate on how their practice and/or projects are relevant.

To be eligible, applicants must be practicing artists or creatives, at least 21 years of age and can “demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work, career, and a public audience.” 

The residency is held in two sessions: May 4–August 20, and August 30–December 17. There’s no stipend, but artists will be given free access to open-plan studios at the LMCC Arts Center for the three-month duration of the residency, virtual peer critique and support from the LMCC community and an opportunity to showcase their work in-person during LMCC’s public season, opens June through October. 

The deadline to apply is February 28 at 11:59 p.m. — procrastinators, take note — so you have the whole month to get your creative juices flowing and put together an inspired proposal. You’ll hear a response by mid-April. Learn more about the program criteria at LMCC’s website and apply here.

photo: @lmcc_nyc

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