Creative Time

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Creative Time has commissioned and presented ambitious public art projects with thousands of artists throughout New York City, across the country, around the world—and now even in outer space. Our work is guided by three core values: art matters, artists’ voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression. They are acclaimed for the innovative and meaningful projects we have commissioned. Creative Time is committed to presenting important art for our times and engaging broad audiences that transcend geographic, racial, and socioeconomic barriers.  

Creative Time Open Call

Proposals can be submitted here and will be accepted until January 18th. All completed applications will be reviewed.For the inaugural year of the program, we welcome proposals from NYC- based artists working in any medium, and for works of any size or scale. We seek exciting projects that have the potential to spark public dialogue and comment on a timely issue. 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
  • Artist must be over 21, and based in the New York City area
  • Applicants cannot be currently enrolled in a degree program

Anyone who considers themselves an emerging artist is encouraged to apply. Completed applications must be submitted by January 18th at 11:59PM.  


Creative Time commissions are initiated by staff who spend time staying familiar with the work of artists creating public art projects worldwide.  At this time, there are no open calls.  


Creative Time offers varying residencies.  In fall 2018, Creative Time is offering the Leonhardt Cassullo Video Fellowship. The Fellow will document Creative Time’s projects and produce content, including a short for promo video and documentary videos. The Fellow will gain behind the scenes access to an arts organization, follow curators and artists, experience the installation process, attend opening events, interview audience members, and capture it all! The Fellow will have the opportunity to be part of the creative process, working with project curators and the marketing team to determine the best opportunities for audio and video content for each project. As a Fellow, you will receive a monthly stipend of $1000. Should you lack your own own digital SLR or ancillary equipment, Creative Time will provide Panasonic DVC30 DV Camera, tripod, and a shotgun microphone.  Details for applying on CT website.  

Learning Opportunities

Creative Time hosts an annual Summit where thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art and politics. To join their annual summit, which takes place in different cities every year, all you need to do is register and pay a registration fee.  Video recordings from past summit sessions are shared on the Creative Time website.  


Creative Time offers semester-long internships to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates in each of our departments. Undergraduate, graduate and first-year post-grad students to apply are encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid internship so college credit is preferred participation.  Selection for Creative Time’s internship program is made on the basis of the applicant’s interest and motivation in working for Creative Time, demonstrated ability to contribute, and commitment to a meaningful work experience. Interest and experience in nonprofits, public art, and the arts more broadly are a plus. Interns are expected to commit to the entire semester with a minimum of 2-3 days a week in the office. To apply, please send a completed application form with a cover letter, resume, writing sample (academic or professional, no longer than 3 pages) as ONE attachment, as well as the name and contact information for two references, to  

Volunteer Opportunities

Each year Creative Time seeks volunteers to staff their annual three-day Summit. Responsibilities range from helping participants navigate the Summit and additional support for the Creative Time staff.  Volunteer benefits include free entrance to the Summit with complimentary lunch and snacks, opportunities to meet our guest artists, activists, theorists, teachers, and policymakers, experience working closely with Creative Time staff and an opportunity to play a key role in the production of a large-scale event, and the ability to take part in Summit activities such as discussions and workshops. To volunteer, please email with your name and phone number.