Arts Center Residency

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038


Nov 12, 2021


Oct 12, 2021
The 2022 Arts Center Residency will offer short-term, project-based residencies to artists and creative practitioners whose work is concerned with the broader themes of equity and sustainability. Concurrent to Governors Island’s ambitious plans for addressing climate change and environmental issues in the long-term, the Arts Center Residency encourages creative practices that engage with social and climate justice, NYC harbor history, urban ecology, and water. Artists are invited to explore these thematic anchors with Governors Island serving as a site for research and experimentation. Applicants may choose to address these themes explicitly or elaborate on how their practice and/or projects are relevant.


  • A practicing artist and/or creative practitioner able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work, career, and a public audience;
  • Able to express alignment with the theme of ‘equity’ and ‘sustainability’ through their proposed projects and/or ongoing practice (definitions enclosed in the application form);
  • Must not have been supported by an LMCC residency program in the last six (6) months;
  • Must not be scheduled to participate in another residency during the residency time frame offered;
  • Artists who work independently or as a small collective (no more than 3);
  • 21 years of age or older