need project space?

the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council wants to give it to you:

Swing Space

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council will begin accepting online applications for the next session of its Swing Space program on December 10, 2008. In partnership with area landlords, LMCC makes vacant storefront, commercial and office space downtown available to artists, curators, and cultural organizations for periods of two to four months. The program is designed to address short-term space needs for a range of projects, and to encourage creative, experimental and collaborative approaches to artistic practice in unconventional spaces. Applications will be accepted for Presentation Space, Development Space, and Office Space in the Performing Arts and the Visual Arts.  Past space grants have included theater and dance rehearsal space, studio space for visual artists, unconventional venues for self-produced performance, and groundfloor storefront spaces for installation projects and exhibitions.  Artists, directors, choreographers, theater and dance companies, music ensembles, collaborative artist groups, curators and arts organizations are eligible to apply. Stipends ranging from $300 to $3,000 are provided to support project costs. Swing Space was created with lead support from The September 11th Fund.

Application guidelines and forms are available online:


January 21, 2009

Information Sessions:

RSVP required:

Thursday, November 20, 4pm at 100 Church Street

Wednesday, December 10, 7pm at 14 Wall Street

Thursday, January 8, 4pm at 14 Wall Street


Ben Kerrick

Program Manager, Artist Residencies

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor

Tel: 212.219.9401 x104

Fax: 212.219.2058



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