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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Creative Time

Working with artists to contribute to the dialogues, debates, and dreams of our times.

three stars

83.36

59 East 4th Street 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 206-6674   Web Site
EIN: 13-2835847

Board Leadership
Jon Neidich
Chair

CEO
Justine Ludwig
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.36 three stars
  Financial 81.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Creative Time is a public arts organization that works with artists to contribute to the dialogues, debates and dreams of our times. Over the past four decades, Creative Time has commissioned and presented ambitious public art projects with thousands of artists throughout New York City, across the country, around the world—and now even in outer space. Our work is guided by three core values: art matters, artists' voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression. We are committed to presenting important art for our times and engaging broad audiences that transcend geographic, racial, and socioeconomic barriers.

Creative Time is a public arts organization that works with artists to contribute to the dialogues, debates and dreams of our times. Over the past four decades, Creative Time has commissioned and presented ambitious public art projects with thousands of artists throughout New York City, across the country, around the world—and now even in outer space. Our work is guided by three core values: art matters, artists' voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression. We are committed to presenting important art for our times and engaging broad audiences that transcend geographic, racial, and socioeconomic barriers.

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Financial

three stars

81.87

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth -20.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Creative Time on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Creative Time on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Creative Time (NY) 83.36 three stars
Montalvo Arts Center (CA) 92.01 four stars
OPERA America (NY) 93.62 four stars
Artspace Projects (MN) 89.48 three stars
Academy of American Poets (NY) 88.01 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,280,830
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $28,100
   Fundraising Events $526,087
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $110,645
Total Contributions $1,945,662
   Program Service Revenue $30,619
Total Primary Revenue $1,976,281
   Other Revenue $-10,571
TOTAL REVENUE $1,965,710
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,755,861
   Administrative Expenses $220,386
   Fundraising Expenses $383,884
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,360,131
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-394,421
   
Net Assets $1,516,824

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 83.36 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 86.13 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 87.46 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 84.84 three stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 86.42 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-2835847
Name in IRS Master File CREATIVE TIME INC
NTEE Code A20
NTEE Classification Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$107,235 4.54% Justin Ludwig Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Creative Time (NY) 83.36 three stars
Academy of American Poets (NY) 88.01 three stars
League of American Orchestras (NY) 91.27 four stars
Young Concert Artists (NY) 85.01 three stars
Headlands Center for the Arts (CA) 92.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Creative Time
59 East 4th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 206-6674
fax: (212) 255-8467
EIN: 13-2835847

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Board Leadership

Jon Neidich
Chair

CEO

Justine Ludwig
Executive Director

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