Since 1973, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has been dedicated to making New York City’s Downtown area a leader in the arts and culture. Through advocacy programs, providing grants, and organizing cultural events and for the community, the LMCC continues to thrive as a force delivering culture to New York City.
The nonprofit organization has suffered pitfalls in its decades-long existence; the most notable being the Terrorist Attacks of September 11th, 2001, in which the LMCC lost not only its artist residency space and galleries, but also one of its beloved members, Michael Richards. Despite this, the LMCC has remained a leading voice in advocating for the arts and culture in New York City’s Manhattan area.
2013 marks the organization’s 40th year of bringing arts and culture to New York City, and the LMCC has much to be proud of. To learn more about the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s story and programs, visit their full profile.