Changing what it means to "work" in Lower Manhattan
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How Workspace Works
LMCC provides the following resources to Workspace participants:
Studio Space: Private or semi-private, within a larger shared space, with 24/7 access. Individual studio spaces are approximately 150–300 square feet, equipped with a desk, chair, and basic overhead lighting. Electricity and wireless internet are provided. Heat and air conditioning are provided seasonally during regular business hours. (Housing is not provided).
Dance Floor & Rehearsal Space (for Performing Artists Only):
There is a 20 x 24 foot dance floor in the shared space that is dedicated to use for the research and development of movement-based work. It is not available for large-scale rehearsals and presentations. The floor is open 24/7 and reserved for each performing arts participant for approximately 12¬–16 hours per week.
Access to 2–4 weeks of dedicated rehearsal space off-site, including a 16 x 32 foot dance floor, is also available to performing arts participants.
Community Building & Professional Development: A unique aspect of Workspace is the opportunity to grow both a network of peers, curators, presenters, editors, dramaturgs and other arts professionals working in and around New York City and to share work with new audiences.
- Salon evenings are required weekly group meetings that include one-on-one studio visits, professional development workshops, artist talks, potluck dinners, and more.
- Open Studios are required events where the general public is invited to visit your studio and to learn more about your process and works-in-progress.
Publicity: Participants are announced annually and listed on LMCC’s website as well as featured on other digital communication channels. Open Studio events are promoted as part of LMCC’s calendar of Public Programs.
Stipend: A one-time stipend of approximately $1,000 is provided, depending on available funds. (There is NOT a monthly living or housing stipend).
Visiting Artist Status (for Visual Artists Only):
Workspace participants have the opportunity to apply for visiting artist status at partner institutions to gain access to specialized facilities and resources.
Harvestworks: Electronic media courses, reduced-rate technical assistance, lab/studio access.
School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts Department: Courses, lab/studio access.
New York University — Advanced Media Studio: Inkjet printing, scanning, laser cutting, 3D modeling, courses.
Program offerings are subject to change.
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