Creative Time Summit
On October12 and 13th, 2012, Creative Time coordinated their fourth annual summit: Confronting Inequity. The conference serves to advance the organization's mission of positioning the voices of artists at the center of public discourse. Presentations addressed recent upheavals in the international political and economic climate by focusing specifically topics of wealth inequity across the globe and the ways in which it erodes democracy.
Every year at the Creative Time Summit, the most innovative artists, activists, critics, writers, and curators come together to engage with one another, and a global audience, about how they are attempting to change our world in unprecedented ways. Participants range from art world luminaries and rural community organizers to international activists—from Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn and hip-hop DJs-turned-prison reform advocates in Appalachia to the notorious custodians of women’s reproductive rights, Women on Waves.
Called “visionary” by the New York Times, the Creative Time Summit is the only conference of its kind, devoted to exploring the intersection of art-making and social justice. It is a forum for the expanding global network of people who believe in the power of artists to make real social change. Since its inception in 2009, the Summit has engaged 4,000 live audience members and a remote Livestream audience of over 30,000.