Creative States is an online media platform designed to promote and celebrate bold new creativity in the public realm. Its goal is to inspire a new conversation on the culture of public decision-making by exploring bright new ideas in our politics, public sector, and civic space. It highlights creative champions and public leaders who challenge the political status quo, encourage national debate, and inspire citizen ingenuity in the making of a new America. Each example evidences how, by marshaling creative courage and collective imagination for public benefit, we can create a nation that enriches our citizens, cherishes our resources, and sustains our prosperity for generations to come.
Creative States is an arts platform celebrating possibility seekers motivated to chart our way forward from a place of what could be rather than what is. Propelled by the belief that bold change emerges from the creative field, we foster artists engaged in exploring our future through constructive cultural experiments that catalyze transformative ideas and new approaches. We award an annual prize and produce programs that catalyze new dialogues among curious, engaged individuals motivated to explore generative futures that are enlivening and nourishing.