Creative Time


This winter, Creative Time is inviting artists to submit proposals for a public artwork. The call is open to New York City-based, practicing artists at a critical career juncture, who have not yet received a public commission or substantial support from a major cultural institution. We are most interested in ideas that take unconventional exhibition formats, speak to a pressing social issue, and engender public dialogue. Proposals will be accepted between December 10 and January 18, and the selected project will be presented in the spring/summer of 2019 in New York.


We love bold and ambitious ideas, and there is no secret formula for size or scale – proposals can range from the unassuming to a dramatic gesture. We’d like to hear about how your work contends with a current issue or social context. Was it conceived in response to a particular concern, community, or history? Whatever it is, the idea should be timely, and hold the potential to spark critical public exchange.


This should be an opportunity for artists to experiment with new ideas in the public realm, and utilize Creative Time as a valuable resource. We have a 40+ year history of supporting artists and their ideas through risk-taking, facilitating discourse, production know-how, and problem solving. In short, we are here for you.


Creative Time’s legacy includes years of championing both emerging and established artists, and those looking to radically shift their process within or beyond a particular medium. The open call is a nod to that history, and is designed to shine light on the abundance and importance of artists’ ideas at all stages of their career on the great issues of our time.