THE CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT IS AN ANNUAL CONVENING FOR THINKERS, DREAMERS, AND DOERS WORKING AT THE INTERSECTION OF
ART AND POLITICS.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT
The Creative Time Summit is a roving platform to encounter the intersection of art and politics. Bringing together artists, activists, and other thought leaders working on today’s most pressing issues, the Summit presents a critical range of perspectives, new ideas, and strategies for social change in local and global contexts.
Launched in New York City in 2009, the Creative Time Summit was the first major international platform for socially engaged art, and has since grown to encompass an expanded field – featuring a range of multidisciplinary practices from music to policy making. Now in its 9th year, the Summit has hosted over 8,000 live attendees and hundreds of luminaries on its stage, including legendary art critic Lucy Lippard, Academy Award winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, Macarthur “Genius” award winning contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems, #BlackLivesMatter co-founder Alicia Garza, and President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani. Just as significantly, the Summit is also a platform for emerging artists and thinkers to debut new ideas and projects.
In an effort to reach new audiences, as well as explore global issues within context, in 2014, Creative Time began partnering with international institutions, to take the Summit to cities around the world including Stockholm, Venice, Washington DC, and now, Toronto. Local attendees are invited to propose panels, roundtables, and workshops through an open call, and Summit events highlight each city’s unique aesthetic and social spaces. In its travels outside of New York, the Summit aims to foster meaningful connections amongst a growing global community while also highlighting locally driven programming. The Summit also meets tens of thousands of attendees in their hometowns through Livestream, as well as through over 100 satellite screening sites that host live events in cities from Dhaka to São Paulo.