Creative Time is a public arts organization that works with artists to contribute to the dialogues, debates, and dreams of our times. Creative Time produces, presents, and sponsors programs in the visual and performing arts that encourage dialogue between artists and communities. Creative Time’s projects expand the definition of public art by employing artists concerned with enhancing the viewer’s perception of a particular environment, sharing the creative process with the public, and using densely populated locations lacking in cultural amenities.
Creative Time is partnering with 2021 SHIFT Awardee New Red Order artist collective to serve as an operating space for their project Give It Back. The project enacts a collaborative formation in the ongoing development of a long-term Indigenous led movement to collectively devise strategies and activate new avenues toward instantiating the transfer of land back to Indigenous people. The organizational partner and project collaborator Creative Time, based in what is currently called New York City, will aid in the recruitment of willing settler-colonists to ‘give back’ what was stolen. The mutable project will unfurl over two years, harnessing the form of an architectural pavilion as a community nexus to move toward the permanent repatriation / rematriation of land.