The Creative Time Summit Miami

On Archipelagos and Other Imaginaries


From November 1, 2018 to November 3, 2018.


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The Creative Time Summit Miami 2018

The 11th Creative Time Summit, an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art and politics will be held in Miami for the first time this November 1-3, 2018. Titled On Archipelagos and Other Imaginaries—Collective Strategies to Inhabit the World, it takes coalition as a central theme, and utilizes the archipelago as a framework to delve into Miami’s historical connection to the Caribbean and, by extension, to Latin America and the entire world. The topics under discussion will range from immigration and borders to climate realities, notions of intersectional justice, gentrification, tourism as an enabler for neocolonialism, and the roles art and activism can play in all these pressing issues.

The Summit will be made up of four thematic sections: “Facing climate realities, reimagining a green future,” “Toward an intersectional justice,” “Resisting displacement and violence,” and “On boundaries and a borderless future.”

These themes will be explored through community-driven breakout sessions, social events, roundtable discussions, workshops, panels, field trips, interactive performances, screenings, and other creative formats designed to share tools, strategies, and actions with over 1,000 international and local attendees.

The Summit will hold its inaugural Film Series in Miami-Beach, featuring showings by filmmakers from the Miami-Florida area, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond, highlighting the richness and diversity of independent filmmaking. The selected films broadly engage with the major themes of this year’s Summit, encouraging thoughtful conversations around borders and migration, ecological struggles, gender politics, and economic inequality.



Creative Time is happy to offer 5 different supporter levels. Read the descriptions below, choose the pass that best suits you and your budget, and register here:

STUDENT PASS | $50 Whether you are currently enrolled in a program or a student of life; no proof of ID required.

ARTIST PASS | $65 For the visionaries that inspire and motivate us.

INDIVIDUAL PASS | $100 If this meets the budget, this is the level we suggest to cover the costs of organizing the Summit

INSTITUTIONAL PASS | $200 Get your institution to support 2 action-packed days of learning and field-building.

PATRON PASS | $300 Help support the attendance of artists and other community members.

STILL TOO MUCH? | $25 If none of the other levels are a good fit, then this is the perfect pass for you.

All passes guarantee you access to the full lineup of Summit programming between November 1-3, including presentations, performances and breakout sessions by artists, activists and cultural producers from Miami and around the world.

Traveling to Miami for the Summit? Miami hotels are offering discount codes for all Summit passholders. We’ll send you the codes with your pass.

Language: For the first time, the Summit will be presented in both English and Spanish. As we continue to respond to local, regional and international contexts, we also acknowledge this year the diversity of languages spoken in the Caribbean, which also includes French and Creole. While for this edition of the Summit we are only able to offer English and Spanish, which represent the most spoken languages in our host city of Miami, the Summit will continue to strive to become more accessible and inclusive for our attendees.


From November 1 through 3, The 11th Creative Time Summit will take place place in Miami, Fl and will include three days of thought provoking presentations, community driven breakout sessions, interactive performances, celebrations, and our very first Summit film series.

November 1
5 – 10pm // Opening Party at the Pérez Art Museum Miami – Tidal Rage: Drag en la Frontera, featuring drag performances produced by Fredo Rivera

November 2
10am – 6pm // Full day of main stage presentations at the Knight Concert Hall – Adrienne Arsht Center

November 3
10am – 5pm // Breakout sessions at various locations across Miami
7:30 – 10:30pm // Film series outdoors at SoundScape Park

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