Creative States is a media platform exploring bold new creativity in the public realm. Its mission is to revive healthy civic dialogue and citizen ingenuity in our politics, public sector, and civic space. We follow creative champions in the arts, government, and local communities who are actively challenging the political status quo, re-imagining our nation's future, and leading the edge of change.
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.