Friday, June 23, 2006

swing space

Just spoke with Hendrik Gerrits, manager of the Artist Space Program down at Lower Manhattan Cultural Center about their Swing Space program. They hook up artists with empty commercial space downtown. The program is only about a year and a half old and they have plans to expand it to the rest of the city. He was very enthusiastic about sitting down with a group like the League and giving some guidance on what's worked for them and what hasn't. They work with a lot of big firms, you can check it out on www.lmcc.net. Their next deadline for applications is July 17, all of the info is below:


Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program provides artists and arts organizations with rent-free space to create, rehearse, and present work. It’s that simple.In partnership with area landlords, LMCC makes vacant space downtown available to artists, curators, and cultural organizations on a temporary basis for projects. And not only that, but Swing Space artists and art groups are also eligible to apply for stipends ranging from $300 to $3,000 to support project costs.Proposals are accepted twice a year through an open call and reviewed by a panel of artists, arts professionals, and LMCC staff. Next Deadline: July 17, 2006, 5pmInformation Sessions:RSVP required: http://www.lmcc.net/RSVP/index.htmlWed, June 21 6PM125 Maiden Lane, 10th FloorFocus: Studio workspace Rehearsal space Office space Mon, June 26 6PM15 Nassau (at Pine)Focus: Installations Curated exhibitions Public programs PerformancesComplete information on Swing Space including guidelines and applications is available at: http://www.lmcc.net/art/swingspace/overview/2006.5apply/index.htmlContact Jeanne at jgerrity@lmcc.net or (212) 219-9401 x108 with questions.Know any artists? Help us by passing this great opportunity on!____________

5 comments:

Ian W. Hill said...

John,

Thanks for the tip!

John said...

Yeah, they're good people down at LMCC.

Anonymous said...

I know a dance company that used the Swing Sapce program and found it very successful, but at the risk of sounding like Chicken Little (it's all about risk isn't it?)...the program is VERY competitive and they aren't able to provide space for everyone that wants it. But those who get it say yay!

Anonymous said...

Oops, forgot to sign my name to that post...sigh...
--Abby

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