Swing Space

Project-based residencies throughout Lower Manhattan

  • Choreographing Space, by Eva Perez de Vega Steele and Ian Gordon at 145 Nassau Street

  • Keren Oxman's studio at 100 Church Street

  • Koosil-ja presenting an open rehearsal of a work-in-progress in the vault at 14 Wall Street

  • The Proof by David Colosi at LMCC Project Space / photo: Philip Hall

  • An open house for visual artists at 120 Broadway in Spring 2008

  • A film shoot for James Kienitz Wilkins's project, Public Hearing, at LMCC Project Space

  • Performance artist Ari Tabei at a Swing Space open house at 120 Broadway

  • Dancers performing Show Me the Money by Catherine Galasso at 14 Wall Street

In an effort to continue to evolve our program offerings and respond to the changing needs of artists working in all disciplines and at all career stages, we have changed the structure of our artist residency programs and will no longer offer Swing Space starting in 2014. Resources previously offered through the Swing Space program will now be integrated into LMCC’s Workspace, Process Space, and SPARC programs.

Visual artists, performing artists, and writers are encouraged to learn more about our other artist residency programs and to sign up for our Artist Opportunities list to receive monthly emails about all upcoming Artist Residency opportunities, Professional Development workshops, and Grants for Manhattan based artists.

Launched in 2005, with generous support from the downtown real estate community and LMCC’s programming partners, Swing Space has placed over 1,000 artists in more than 25 different locations throughout Lower Manhattan and on Governors Island. Swing Space was designed to address short-term space needs for a wide range of projects and to encourage creative, experimental, and collaborative approaches to artistic practice in unconventional spaces. Swing Space was a project-based residency program that placed visual and performing artists and arts groups in space for the development and presentation of new projects and provided artists with space, publicity and public programs, and access to specialized support and resources.

What current and past participants are doing...

Faye Driscoll

"Thank you for coming", a new multi-faceted project which will premiere in March 2014 at Danspace Project.

Monk Parrots

A contemporary opera based on the life of retired NFL coach, O. A. "Bum" Phillips, head coach of the Houston Oilers from 1975-1980. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors.

Nancy Novacek

Prototype viewing and launch of former Swing Space artist Nancy Novacek's Citizen Bridge

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Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company

Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company

LMCC grantee Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company returns to LaMaMa this April with their signature combination of puppetry and dance theatre in “Seucy and Boto: Stories from the Amazon Jungle.”

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