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LMCC This Month: March 2013

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Workspace 2013





Call for Images of Lower Manhattan from

2013 is LMCC's 40th Anniversary and we'd love your help collecting images of Lower Manhattan and artistic activity in the area for use throughout the year. Please share your images of Lower Manhattan from the past 40 years with press@lmcc.net and include any photo credits necessary.


LMCC's 2013 Artists-in-Residence and Grantees

LMCC is pleased to announce the support of 1000+ individual artists and 550+ arts groups by providing financial resources, professional and creative development, and space during our 40th Anniversary Year.



Opportunities to apply or register for 2013/14 programs are available throughout the year. Please continue to read our monthly emails, or check our website for announcements and eligibility requirements.



BFA participant

Last Chance to Register for Basic Finance for Artists

Dates and Times
Tuesdays, 4:30–7:30PM
April 16–May 21

Basic Finance for Artists (BFA), LMCC's free, six-week intensive personal finance seminar is back this spring. Registration closes today, March 5, 2013 at 11:59PM!

Designed especially for artists, BFA helps individual artists develop financial awareness and balance through practical training in budgeting, cash flow, taxes, credit, savings, investments, and financial planning. Meeting weekly from April 16–May 21, artists will gain a better understanding of their finances to make more informed decisions.

The seminar is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Click here for complete program information and to register.


Photo by Yoko Inoue

Paris Residency 2014 Open Call for Applications

Application deadline: Monday, April, 1, 2013, 5PM

LMCC has released its open call for the Paris Residency. LMCC is proud to partner with the Mayor's Office of the City of Paris (Mairie de Paris), to provide New York City artists with the opportunity to live and work at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France for six consecutive months. The Application Guidelines and Online Application Form are available here.


Pascal Rioult Dance Theater & P.S. 11 The William T. Harris School

Creative Curricula Grants for Fall 2013 Projects

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 5PM

Creative Curricula is a grant program that supports Manhattan-based teaching artists and arts organizations working in partnership with Manhattan public schools to offer arts education projects in the K-12 classroom. LMCC is offering a second 2013 grant cycle this spring to support projects taking place within the 2013 Fall Semester.

For more information, guidelines, application, and a schedule of information sessions, click here.


Heidi Riegler leads a Marketing and Communications Workshop

Marketing and Communications for Artists

Marketing and Communications for Artists is a series of three-part workshop series that offers practical knowledge for artists and small arts organizations who wish to develop improved communication strategies and expand and deepen their relationship to audiences. Covered topics include: effective website strategies, social media, and press and media relations. The series begins on Wednesday, March 20.

This workshop series is at capacity.

If you are interested in other professional development opportunities offered by LMCC, please visit www.lmcc.net/arts_services.

If you are interested in other professional development opportunities on this topic, please visit www.artflock.org to see listings by other NYC-based organizations.


LMCC Internship 2013 Summer Cycle

Application deadline: Friday, April 1, 2013

We're accepting applications for our internship program for Summer 2013! Interns apply for a specific focus, and will gain exposure to all departments from May to August. We encourage applicants who are aiming to work in non-profits and invested in re-thinking how to engage communities in Lower Manhattan to apply. Join the LMCC team at an exciting time and get behind the scenes to this summer's River To River Festival! Please visit our internship page on how to apply and to learn more about the program.



Image courtesy of Apollo Theatre & PS154.

Image of LMCC Professional Development workshop participants

Announcing ARTFLOCK.org: New Artist Resource for Arts Learning

LMCC, a founding member of the Alliance of Sustainable Arts Professional Practices (ASAPP), is pleased to announce the launch of its new website: www.artflock.org. ARTFLOCK is a vital professional and information resource for visual artists, offering an extensive calendar of professional development and arts learning opportunities offered by ASAPP member organizations in the New York metropolitan area.

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