Tim Fite, 4heads

The Trust for Governors Island, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and 18 cultural organizations with space on Governors Island joined forces in 2020 to host free residency programs for artists and cultural practitioners that were affected by the COVID-19 crisis, helping to combat the devastating impact of the pandemic on the NYC cultural landscape.

The Governors Island Residency Initiative repositioned indoor spaces that were used in years past for exhibitions and public programming as residencies or workspaces for artists and other members of the City’s cultural community from August to October, 2020. Open to artists, writers, cultural workers and creative practitioners living and working across the five boroughs, the Initiative provided free, temporary space to work in LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island and more than 20 historic houses in the Island’s Nolan Park and Colonels Row districts.