The 2012 Swing Space Application Deadline has passed and we are not currently accepting applications. We expect to begin taking applications for residencies occurring in 2014 during the summer of 2013.
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General Applicant Eligibility
Application to Swing Space is open to visual and performing artists and arts groups working at a professional level with at least three years of experience in their respective field;
National and international artists are eligible to apply for Swing Space. Selected applicants are expected to relocate to the New York City metropolitan area for the duration of the residency;
Please note that LMCC offers workspace only, NOT living space. If accepted, national and international residents are responsible for their own visa, travel, living, and housing expenses and arrangements. LMCC can only offer minimal assistance to international residents in securing necessary immigration documents.
Organizations or groups that are not based in the arts (e.g. religious, educational or charitable groups) are not eligible;
Artists who will be matriculated as students at any level during the residency session may not participate in Swing Space;
Selected applicants may not participate in a concurrent residency program while participating in Swing Space;
Past participants in LMCC’s Artist Residency Programs (Swing Space, Workspace, Paris Residency) may not be selected for any program in any two consecutive calendar years.
General Applicant Eligibility
Detailed application guidelines are released in conjunction with each open call. In general, the Swing Space application consists of two parts, an Online Application Form and submission of a Work Samples (images, video, audio, or writing samples).
On the Online Application Form, Applicants are asked to provide:
Work Sample Information
The Selection Process
In general, LMCC receives approximately 300-400 applications for Swing Space. Applications are reviewed by an independent panel of artists and arts professionals according to discipline - Visual Artists and Performing Artists will be reviewed by separate panels. The panelists change each year. (Click here for a list of past panelists.)
After thoroughly reviewing all application materials, the panel will assess and rank all applicants according to the following criteria:
Artistic Merit and Professional Record based primarily on Work Sample, Applicant Biography, and Project Collaborators
Quality of the Proposed Project based primarily on Project Description and Work Plan
Significance of Residency for Professional and Artistic Development based on all application sections
LMCC is committed to maintaining all forms of diversity in its programs.
Program offerings and application information is subject to change.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the leading voice for arts and culture Downtown and throughout NYC. LMCC produces cultural events and promotes the arts through grants, services, advocacy, and cultural development programs.