Over the years, Creative Time has produced some of the most extraordinary public art projects in the game. We mean it. They have been truly beyond the ordinary. Paying homage to the vanishing practice of pigeon keeping, Duke Riley’s Fly By Night sent thousands of pigeons gliding through the dusk sky in synchronized choreography. Pedro Reyes took over the Brooklyn Army Terminal for Doomocracy, a true house of horrors based on two cultural events haunting the American imagination in October 2016: Halloween and the presidential election. This past summer, Rashid Johnson’s Red Stage welcomed over 150 participants in a righteous Covid-era resurgence of performance and protest; and Kamala Sankaram, Creative Time’s 2021 Open Call artist, presented The Last Stand, a 10 hour experimental opera for trees composed entirely from field recordings mapped onto 21 channels and 34 speakers and bass shakers, installed in a wooded grove in Prospect Park.
DO YOU HAVE A BOLD, AMBITIOUS, MAYBE EVEN IMPOSSIBLE SEEMING IDEA FOR A PUBLIC ART PROJECT? WE’RE READY TO DREAM WITH YOU.
We want to know what you would do if there were no constraints. Proposals for speculative concepts are welcome, and we only ask that, if selected, you will work with us to translate a version of the idea that can be realized.
This year’s application process has been simplified, with the labor of submitting detailed budgets and considering feasibility removed. The truth is, that’s our job. Creative Time’s curator and project producers will work closely with the selected artist to help conceptualize project ideas, and to manage the timeline, budget, vendors, production schedule, and exhibition details. For now, just tell us your wildest dream for a public art project, why and how it speaks to our moment, and we’ll take it from there.