[Opportunities] Apply for LMCC’s Swing Space: Project-based residencies for Visual and Performing Artists and Arts Groups

LMCC is now accepting applications for its Swing Space residency program, providing studio space at Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, and rehearsal space at The Vaults at 14 Wall Street.

Application Deadline

Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 5PM

Residency Dates

Studio Space residencies will take place in five-month sessions between March and December 2011.

Rehearsal Space residencies will take place in six-month sessions between November 2010 and October 2011.

About Swing Space

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program works with downtown building owners to make vacant space available to artists and arts groups for the development and presentation of new projects in the visual and performing arts. Since its launch in 2005, Swing Space has placed hundreds of artists in over 20 different spaces, including ground floor retail spaces, gutted industrial spaces, upper level office floors, and subterranean bank vaults. Swing Space is 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.

How it Works

LMCC accepts applications for Swing Space once per year. Please note: this is a change from previous six- or nine-month placement periods. Each application is reviewed by a discipline-specific panel of artists and arts professionals, who rate and select projects based on the Swing Space selection criteria. Selected projects are then matched with available space.

Info Sessions

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an information session before applying for Swing Space. LMCC staff will review the application guidelines and project categories, and answer questions about the selection and placement process.

RSVP is required, and space is limited. Click on a date above to reserve a spot.

To Apply

Please visit www.lmcc.net/swingspace/apply and follow the instructions to learn more about the program and submit your application.

Swing Space is made possible with Public Funds from

NYC DCA, NYSCA, NEASwing Space is made possible with generous space donations from Capstone Equities and through a partnership with Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC).

Additional support is provided by Ameriprise Financial; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.; The Cowles Charitable Trust; Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust; JPMorgan Chase; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; Milton & Sally Avery Foundation; New York Community Trust; New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver; and the Starry Night Fund of Tides Foundation.

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