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New York Artists: Apply Now for PDP's Five-Day Artists Summer Institute on Governors Island

May 10, 2011

The Artists Summer Institute (ASI) is a free, five-day professional development intensive for 55 New York City artists working in all disciplines, offered through a partnership of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Creative Capital. Held at Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center on Governors Island, July 27–31, the Artists Summer Institute offers a unique opportunity for artists to step outside their daily routines and focus on their professional skills and artistic goals in bucolic, community setting. The Institute combines the best of LMCC’s Basic Finance for Artists program and Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program to provide a more comprehensive range of training, tools and resources for working artists. The Institute is designed to help artists build a path to greater sustainability and self-sufficiency. Participants will receive arts-focused professional training in the areas of strategic planning, verbal communications, marketing and promotion, Internet optimization, financial management and business planning.

The Institute can accommodate 55 artists. Participants will be selected through a lottery process. Registration is required to be included in the lottery. There are eligibility criteria for ASI that will are detailed on the application. Registration opens on May 10, 2011 at

Please refer all questions to Prachi Patankar, Program Manager, Grants & Service at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at 212-219-9401 ext. 117 or ppatankar [at]

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