Thursday, January 8, 2009

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Announces Open Call for Residencies

Do you know about the "Swing Space" residencies available from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council?

This excellent program began after 9/11 as a way to revitalize and bring culture back to the area around the World Trade Center. LMCC works with neighborhood business partners to make vacant spaces in the area available to artists on a short-term basis. This is a terrific "reclamation" project that does not, in my opinion, get enough attention.

LMCC has just announced "Open Call for Applications: Swing Space Project-Based Residencies" with a deadline for applications on January 21. This info is from their "Open Call":
Swing Space makes vacant spaces available to artists, arts groups, curators, and arts organizations for the development and presentation of new projects in the visual and performing arts. Projects recommended by our independent review panel will be considered for placement from May through October 2009 for residencies lasting 2–4 months.

Get more information here: http://lmcc.net/art/swingspace/overview/2009/apply.html

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