Creative Time
Rashid Johnson’s Red Stage is welcome to all audiences who embrace our community guidelines and safety protocols.   This space welcome participants that:   – Acknowledge that we are gathering on Lenape land, Manahatta, and recognize the histories that have taken place at this site since time immemorial by the original inhabitants of Lenapehoking   – Center the community of and around Astor Place, its neighbors, and the multiple histories that have taken place for many different communities at this site   – Make space for people’s natural use of the plaza   – Embrace collaboration   – Share an openness to experimentation and risk-taking   – Lift up accessibility in all its forms   – Amplify anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-ableist practices   – Nurture respect, generosity, and trust as an active practice   – Share a sensitivity to the health of ourselves and each other as we gather with care amidst an ongoing global pandemic   – Prioritize physical and emotional safety, as well as radical inclusion so that we can gather in care   This space will not tolerate:   – Racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, sexist, other discriminatory language or hate speech   – Violence   – Sexual harassment   – White supremacist speech or actions   – Interrupting a planned performance   – Noncooperation with our staff and team’s requests   Please note:   – Amplification of any kind is prohibited during drop-in hours   – Please respect the artwork   – If you are sick or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home! Read more about our COVID-19 protocols below   – Our Community Guidelines have been developed to help us gather in care. You will be asked to leave if you refuse to work with our team to keep everyone safe!

Lead project support for Red Stage is provided by Max and Monique Burger, Burger Collection Hong Kong; Molly Gochman; The O’Grady Foundation; and an anonymous donor. Red Stage is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project would not have been possible without site support and collaboration from the NYC Department of Transportation’s Temporary Art Program (DOT Art) and the Village Alliance.
Major Creative Time programming support for 2021 has been generously provided by Arison Arts Foundation, the Charina Endowment Fund, The David Teiger Foundation, the Destina Foundation, The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Open Society Foundations, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, 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 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.