Creative Time

Project Support

Lead Project Support for The Last Stand is generously provided by Costa Brazil.

The project would not have been possible without the support and collaboration of our Site Partners NYC Parks Art in the Parks and Prospect Park Alliance.

We are grateful for in-kind support from Tri-Lox.

Major Creative Time programming support for 2021 has been generously provided by Arison Arts Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Charina Endowment Fund, The David Teiger Foundation, The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Open Society Foundations, and The Willem de Kooning Foundation. We are also grateful for the support of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the City Council; and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of the New York State Legislature.
The Last Stand is also supported in part by Molly Gochman and Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia.
Public programming and additional resources have been made possible by the support of our wonderful Kickstarter Backers:
Julia Amosova, Anonymous, Maria E. Antonsen, J. Arakaki, Laura Banks, Bahar Behbahani, Talia Bilodeau, Dan Bodah, The Box Company, Natalia Quintero & Peter Boyce II, Michael Buss, Kayleigh Butcher, Mikey Byous, B5mcat, Sophie Calmé, Sharon and James Cash, Cheryl Chan, Socheata Chan, Peg Cherrin-Myers, Caitlin Contreras, Jamie Danner, Joe Dawson, The Dell’Orto/Lawson Family, Kyle DeWoody, John Dotson, Rachel Dow, Benoit Duroi, Braun Dusablon of Drifter Life, Scott Elliott, Joan Estep, Marlese Fairgray, Liz Farrell, R.A. Fedde, JiaJia Fei, Caroline Ferguson, Bette Ann Fialkov, Stewart Fleming, Brittany Fowler, Ezra Gale, Laurie Garrett, Katie Geissinger, Dionysus Giving, Globay Skye Midwifery, Cristina Grajales, Ava Green, Hank Heijink & Jolie Greenleaf, The Gronchowski’s, Casey Halverson, Bang Geul Han, Rose Hegele, Michele Jowe, John Huntington, Lilly Ibelo, Ryan Kelln, Susan King, Charlie Kinsella, Joanna KW, Eddy Kwon, Chicki L. Robert de Lambert, Gary Landrus, Lana, Kieran Leahy, Sean Leow, Dalia R. Levine, Dr. Ralf Longwitz, Coline Ludwig, Marie and Scott Ludwig, Margaret M, Katie M. Elyse Mallouk, In memory of Max, Shannon McCabe, Alex McClure, Ted Mielczarek, Mo, Moon Mother Apothecary, Heidi Moone, Pat Muchmore, Cecilia Muhlstein, Alexander Mendt, Jon Neidich, Amanda Niu, Jody Oberfelder, OdinsSage, Ronald Olufunwa, Anne Patterson, Pepperboy, Anthony Perkins, Lloyd Peterson, Mindy Pfeiffer, Maria Popova, Princess Kitty Soft-Paws III, Risa Puno, Cara and Rob Raich, Ralph, Renny Ramakers, Lea Redmond, Pat Reynolds, Theresa Riley, T Rowe, Jane Royal, Uma Sankaram, Karl Schlotterbeck, “Funky” Dory Schultz, Delea Shand, Daniel Sharp, Kelsey Shell, Carla Shen, Eric Richter and Charles Schoener, Nina Simons, Antonia Skelton, Jenn Smith, Ann Snuggs, D. Spelman, Lisa Stein, Matthew Stein, Sarah Sunyoung Oh, Kathleen Sweeney, Regi Teasley, The Tobias Family, Jen Urso, Sara & Michelle Vance Waddell, Nathalie Monin Voelker at Creating Mindful Communities LLC, Margaret Wang, Justin Westley, Mary Whatley, Savannah Wilson, Leila Zogby, and 5dot arts llc.
Creative Time’s Emerging Artist Open Call is a biennial initiative that invites emerging artists to propose compelling, cutting-edge projects that address a timely social justice issue. In surveying the field, it became clear that often, the same artists were being afforded major commissions. This initiative is one way to complicate that narrative and work to cultivate and support the next great generation of socially engaged artists working in public space.
The Last Stand is the winner of Creative Time’s 2021 Emerging Artist Open Call, which offers the opportunity for an artist to create their first-ever public artwork. The most innovative and impactful ideas so often come from artists who have not yet worked in the public realm, and the Open Call aims to fill a big void by providing Creative Time’s platform, funding, and expertise to help bring new voices and artistic visions to light. We are most interested in ideas that push the boundaries of public art, speak to pressing social issues, and engender public dialogue and debate.
Kamala Sankaram embodies the mission of our Open Call with this boundary-pushing project. She is radically shifting her process beyond traditional performance venues and has proposed a grand experiment to create a project for an audience of trees. With her project, Sankaram also calls attention to climate change and environmental degradation, breaking down barriers between experimental music, art, and science.