FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN IS THE PROJECT AND DO I NEED TICKETS?
Red Stage is free and open to the public from June 5–July 4, 2021. Scheduled events and times are listed on our website, as well as an open call to take to the stage.
We are not planning to require registration, but for everyone’s safety, we will be monitoring capacity to comply with COVID safety guidelines and may ask that visitors come back later when there is space on the plaza.
Subscribe to Creative Time’s newsletter or follow us @creativetime on Instagram and @creativetime on Twitter to be the first to learn more about the program!
HOW DO I SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE ON THE PEOPLE’S PLATFORM?
Red Stage is a literal and metaphorical platform for participation and contestation as we work together to build a future within and beyond the pandemic.
The People’s Platform are designated times in our schedule when the stage is open to artists and passersby to activate.
If you are interested in taking to the stage, please sign up to be notified here and you will be the first to find out when time slots become available. The first time-slots will launch on June 5, 2021 on our sign-up page.
Virtual sign ups open 48-hours in advance and close at 9:00 am day-of.
In-person sign ups are possible at Red Stage, until availability is filled.
When you sign up you will be asked to review and agree to our Community Guidelines, as well as COVID-19 protocols.
To make sure as many people are able to participate, time-slots will be 15 minutes each, and we ask that you only sign up for one time-slot per day.
WHAT COVID-19 MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE DURING THE PROJECT?
The health and safety of our team and you, our visitors, is our top priority! Creative Time and Astor Place are following the recommendations and guidelines of health experts, as well as the relevant city, state, and federal agencies, and have put a few processes in place for your visit:
– If you are sick, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home!
– In accordance with the CDC, we ask that you come wearing a face covering if you are unvaccinated. If you are vaccinated and feel safe at a crowded, outdoor, live event, you may be unmasked. Please consult the CDC’s Choosing Safer Activities Guidelines for more information
– To protect each other, our team will be wearing masks. Should you require or want to wear a mask, we can provide you with one to wear
– While you do not need to register to visit Red Stage, we will be monitoring capacity. Our team may ask you to help us ensure recommended physical distancing between households, or that you come back later to avoid crowding on the plaza
– For everyone’s safety, we will be instituting regular and regimented cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces
Please know that COVID-19 protocols are a part of our Community Guidelines that 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!
WHAT ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE?
Creative Time is committed to creating and maintaining accessible and inclusive programs. Please note that Astor Place plaza is flat with multiple ramped entries, located at each intersection: Lafayette Street and Astor Place; Lafayette and 8th Street; Cooper Square and 8th Street; and Cooper Square and Astor Place. The stage is accessible via an ADA-compliant ramp. The plaza has permanent and temporary seating that is available on a first-come first-serve basis, and our team will provide additional seating as desired.
To request accommodations, including ASL interpretation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be sure to respond as quickly as possible.
HOW DO I GET TO THE PROJECT?
Red Stage is located on the South Plaza of Astor Place, a one-block street located at 8th street between Lafayette and Cooper Square.
Street parking is extremely limited in the area, but there are many options available for paid parking lots.
If you are traveling by subway, take the 6 to Astor Place station; the 4, 5, N, Q, R, W, L, to Union Square station; or the B, D, F, M, to Broadway-Lafayette station. Broadway-Lafayette station and Union Square from the N, Q, R, W, L platforms are ADA accessible.
To travel by bus, take the M1, M8, M55, SIM7, SIM9, SIM33, X27, X28 routes.
IS THE PROJECT SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES?
Red Stage will have intergenerational programs throughout the run of the project. We invite you to refer to the schedule to learn more about our different participants and make an assessment if a program is appropriate for you. Subscribe to Creative Time’s newsletter or follow us @creativetime on Instagram and @creativetime on Twitter to be the first to learn more about the program!
WHAT IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER?
For the safety of our participants and the comfort of the public, if there is inclement weather, we will announce any altered plans on our social media platforms, @creativetime on Instagram and @creativetime on Twitter.
If you have signed up to participate in The People’s Platform and your time slot is impacted by weather, you will be notified by email and text.
If you have any questions, feel free to email email@example.com and we will respond at our earliest.
IS THERE ANYWHERE NEARBY TO EAT?
There are several places nearby to eat. These include Astor Plate (Mud Coffee) (dawn–dusk) on the plaza, The Famous Cozy Soup & Burger (open 24 hours), Mamoun’s Falafel (11:00 am–11:00 pm), and 886 (12:00 pm–4:00 pm, 5:00 pm–9:00 pm). More restaurants can be found throughout St. Marks Place.
ARE THERE PUBLIC RESTROOMS?
The plaza does not have public restrooms. Nearby public restrooms can be located in Washington Square Park, McKinley Playground, Tompkins Square Park, Union Square Park, or Washington Square Park.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I AM NOT IN NEW YORK?
Creative Time will host an online premiere for Red Stage after the project on our YouTube channel. Stay tuned to find out when to watch the wide breadth of activations!
Interested in activating Red Stage? We are launching an Instagram Filter for digital occupation! Follow us @creativetime to learn more.
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.