Creative Time

Submission Guidelines

Beginning December 10, 2018, applications will be accepted electronically. Applicants will submit a resume, bio, selected works, and a letter of intent detailing their proposal and interest in creating a public artwork with Creative Time. The application window will close on January 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM.


Due to the volume of interest, applications will only be accepted electronically using our online form. Application materials sent by mail, in person, or by phone will not be considered. Please review all of the FAQs before contacting us with further inquiries at


All complete applications received by January 18 at 11:59 PM will be reviewed internally by Creative Time. In late January, shortlisted finalists will be invited to submit a more detailed proposal that includes an in-depth concept outline, site parameters, production timeline, sketches or renderings, and a budget. Creative Time will provide templates and general guidance for the shortlisted finalists. A selection committee comprised of curators, artists, Creative Time staff, and community members will select the final proposal, which will be announced in February 2019.


Creative Time will support the selected artist in all aspects of project realization, from fundraising to engagement. The work will be presented in the spring/summer of 2019.



The open call is intended for emerging artists, regardless of age, at a critical career juncture in which the opportunity to experiment and receive resources from a major arts organization would be impactful. Please see the specific parameters of eligibility below:


– Artists must have experience conceiving and executing works or projects, but have not yet received a public art commission or substantial support from a major arts institution

– Artists must be over 21, and based in the New York City area

– Applicants cannot be currently enrolled in a degree program

We encourage anyone who considers themselves an emerging artist to apply.