Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) / Workspace Residencies
Workspace is a nine-month studio residency focused on creative process and professional development for emerging visual artists and writers. Through the program’s offerings, which include studio space, studio visits, talks and seminars, access to a network of peers, and public programs, Workspace encourages creative production, professional development, and community building in the early stages of an artist’s or writer’s career. Selected residents are expected to be active in their studio throughout the nine months—using it as a space for experimentation and dialogue.
LMCC has been able to address the critical need for affordable studio space in Manhattan by securing and adapting temporarily vacant office space Downtown in partnership with generous real estate owners. Since its inception in 1997 at the World Trade Center, Workspace has provided hundreds of artists and writers with studio space in some of the city’s most noted landmarks. Workspace studio locations change frequently, but are always located in Lower Manhattan. There are other types of residences available please refer to the website for more information.