Call for Submissions

Creative Time Open Call

Creative Time, Inc.

New York, NY 10003


Mar 15, 2020


Jan 23, 2020

The Emerging Artist Open Call invites artists working in all mediums to submit proposals for a new public art commission, to be presented in New York City in 2021. The call is designed for early career artists as a platform for experimentation and career advancement.

Who is eligible to apply?

We welcome proposals from 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. Proposals can be submitted by single artists or artist collectives that meet the below criteria:

– Artists must have experience conceiving and executing works or projects, but have not yet received substantial support from a major arts institution.
– Artists must be over 21, and based in the New York City area.
– Artists cannot be currently enrolled in a degree program.

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

How do I apply?

Interested artists are required to register for a free Submittable account and submit a proposal via the application portal. Artists will be asked to submit a resume, bio, selected works, and answer a series of questions detailing their proposal and interest in creating a public artwork with Creative Time. In their initial proposal, artists do not need to specify a site for their proposed project. The portal closes at March 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

Due to the volume of interest, proposals will only be accepted electronically. 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