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Date/Time: 25/08/2004 12:00 am

Open Call Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) announces
its next open call for submissions.
LMCC/Workspace: 120 Broadway – Session B
Space donated by Silverstein Properties
Residency Dates: November 15, 2004–April 30, 2005
Deadline for application materials: 4:00 pm, September 13, 2004
Due to LMCC’s offices at One Wall Street Court, Second Floor, New York, NY 10005
LMCC continues its residency program LMCC/Workspace on the 8th floor of 120
Broadway in space donated by Silverstein Properties. Like its former location at
the Woolworth Building this program encourages consideration of location and
context while continuing LMCC’s mission to position artists in lower Manhattan,
create ties between the arts and business communities, and support the careers
of emerging artists. In 1997 LMCC began offering artist residencies in the World
Trade Center known as the World Views program, after September 11th LMCC
continued the program by establishing the New Views residencies in the World
Financial Center and DUMBO, Brooklyn. LMCC/Workspace builds on the success
of past residencies which included some of today’s significant young artists such
as Stephen Vitiello, Paul Pfeiffer, Naomi Ben-Shahar, Monika Bravo, Gelatin,
Patty Chang, John Pilson, Nadine Robinson, Sanford Biggers, Lucky DeBellevue,
Emily Jacir, Jennie C. Jones, Kristin Lucas, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, and Olu
120 Broadway:
120 Broadway’s neo-Renaissance façade reaches 40-stories and occupies an
entire city block between Cedar and Pine Streets. Designed by Ernest R.
Graham and completed in 1915, the building is now a City and National Historic
Landmark, also known as the Equitable Building.
The Equitable Life Assurance Society was the first American business to build
its own corporate headquarters and put its name on it. The current building
replaced an 1870 structure that was destroyed by fire in 1912. A unique figure in
architectural history, the Equitable building was the last high-rise to be built
without setbacks. At the time of its construction, the height and bulk of the
building cast a shadow so large that public outcry led to New York City’s
pioneering 1916 Zoning Resolution. Today, 120 Broadway is one of Downtown’s
signature buildings located in the heart of Lower Manhattan. The
LMCC/Workspace studios on the 8th floor include views of lower Broadway,
Trinity Church and the former World Trade Center site.
The studios are NOT open to the public; to view images of the building, visit


LMCC/Workspace: 120 Broadway is open to emerging and mid-career artists
working in all disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, video,
installation and new media. Artists must be living within reasonable distance
from the studios during the residency term. LMCC organizes public programs
each session, including a weekend-long Open Studio event at the close of the
residency. Artists will be asked to make informal presentations of their work and
to actively participate in public programs. There is no live space.
The residency offers the following:
• 5-month long residency session;
• Access to the studios 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Studio space is
approximately 250sqf. Each studio is partitioned without a door. There is a
wireless internet connection, otherwise Studios have minimal facilities;
• A small stipend;
• Regular salon-style dialogues, tours, special events and presentations with
invited guests including curators, critics, historians, writers, and others
throughout the residency;
• Access to other LMCC services including workshops and professional
development programs, and discounts to art magazines and training classes;
• Opportunities to present works to curators, critics, arts professionals, and the
general public. Over the past six years over 15,000 visitors have attended
LMCC’s artist residency events.
Artists retain proprietary rights to all work created while in residence. LMCC
reserves the right to distribute video footage and reproduce images from the
studios and of works produced in residence for publicity purposes connected
with LMCC/Workspace: 120 Broadway and for publication including the LMCC
website. LMCC reserves the right to suspend residency privileges to artists who
do not appropriately use the studio environment.
Twelve artists will be selected for each cycle by a panel of arts professionals,
artists, and LMCC staff. Decisions are based on artistic merit, career stage,
proposed projects or ideas, and how their work and proposals/ideas might relate
to the environment of lower Manhattan. Preference will be given to artists with
flexible and active practices who are currently without studios. Work must not
distract or obstruct other residents in the studio or building tenants—nor require
heavy machinery, noisy equipment, or major construction. This opportunity is
only available to artists who have NOT been served by past LMCC residency
programs. For a list of past jurors, please visit www.lmcc.net
Please do not call or email to inquire about results. Artists selected will be
notified by phone early to mid October, 2004.
1. Your full name, mailing address, phone, email address;
2. Two professional references with contact information including title,
organization, phone, email and mailing addresses;
3. One set of Six (6) 35mm slides or other visual materials: VHS (NTSC)
video, audio cassette, CD, CD-ROM, and/or URL. Total time cannot exceed
3 minutes and tapes must be cued; digital material must be PC-formatted
and instructions/ requirements for viewing new media work must be
specified and provided;
• Visual materials must be clearly labeled and in good condition
4. Two (2) sets of the following documents, collated in the following order:
• All documents must be on 8-1/2” x 11” paper.
a) Résumé
b) A short text presenting potential project(s), ideas about how work
will relate to the residency program you’re applying for, expectations
and work plan including technical requirements (500 words
c) Narrative Biography (personal information in short paragraph:
education, awards, exhibitions and projects, other professional
activities, and description of work. 100-200 words MAXIMUM)
d) Inventory of submitted visual materials and slide list
5. A self-addressed stamped envelope with adequate U.S. postage for return
Please do not call to inquire about results. Materials will be returned if a SASE
is enclosed. While all applications will be handled with care, LMCC cannot be
responsible for damage or loss of submitted materials. If you do not enclose a
self-addressed stamped-envelope with your application, we will assume you do
not want your materials returned.
Address applications to: LMCC/ Workspace—Session B
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
One Wall Street Court, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10005
Applications must be received by LMCC no later than 4:00 pm on September 13,
not postmarked. For map and directions to LMCC, please go to:


Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is an essential part of Downtown’s
cultural landscape and principal player in its redevelopment – as it has been
since 1973. Through progressive cultural planning, innovative artist workspace
programs, a multitude of funding opportunities, and rich calendar of free events
in the performance, visual, and new media arts, LMCC takes a holistic approach
to enriching New York City’s creative capital. Its reach extends to artists,
educators and cultural groups throughout Manhattan’s neighborhoods and
creative communities through a range of grants and services that further the
exploration of New York’s unique urban environment and celebrate its diverse
global cultures. Following the loss of their office, studio and programming
venues at the World Trade Center, LMCC has relocated to the financial district
where it has proudly re-emerged as a new and improved cultural force. Find out
more about LMCC at www.lmcc.net .
LMCC’s artist residency and exhibition programs are made possible with support from Silverstein
Properties, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Con Edison, JPMorgan Chase, Jerome
Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Andy
Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, American Express and the many individuals who participated
in the charity auction of photographs by Annie Leibovitz in the recent Rewarding Lives exhibition,
and founding support from the New York Mercantile Exchange Charitable Foundation. Workspace is
part of the broad range of services and support LMCC provides to artists and arts organizations
across Manhattan, made possible, in part, with generous public funds from the New York State
Council on the Arts. This program also receives in-kind support from the Alliance for Downtown New
York; The Center for Downtown New York at Pace University; Materials for the Arts; NYCwireless;
and the School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts Department.

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