CELEBRATING THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
The CREATE Festival features a full-day line-up of art, tech, workshops, panels, performances, awards, parties and opportunities to experience the newest trends in creativity and innovation. CREATE is a mashup of connectivity, interactivity and inspiration, showcasing the year’s most innovative work in the Creative Industries.
ANNUALLY IN JUNE, PITTSBURGH, PA
PRESENTED BY THE PITTSBURGH TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DOLLAR BANK THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL
About the Festival
Presented by the Pittsburgh Technology Council in partnership with the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, CREATE carries on an nine year tradition celebrating the Creative Industries in Pittsburgh. Discover the people and projects that are leading the way in creativity and innovation!
CREATE 2016 IS FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Registration is closed, but check back in 2017 to reserve your spot at this year's CREATE festival. Events are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are expected to sell out.
2017 Tickets on Sale in January ›
Another Great Year in 2016!
This year's festival was packed full of opportunities to learn, share and connect over newest and most exciting ideas. We kicked off with a full-day, multi-track conference of TALKS, WORKSHOPS and the INNOVATION SALON interactive exhibition -- then we capped off the night with the CREATORS OF THE YEAR PARTY, celebrating the year's coolest creative.
Highlights from Previous Festival Years ›
HISTORY OF THE CREATE FESTIVAL
The CREATE Festival (Changing Realities with Art and Technology Explorations) is a creative industries festival held every spring in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The festival, which began as the Design, Art + Technology Awards (DATA), has been held annually each spring since 2009. The festival features all genres of art and technology, focusing on the most innovative work of the year. Since 2015, CREATE has partnered with the Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Over the years CREATE evolved from a grass-roots art and technology exhibition into a national, multi-day festival featuring talks, workshops, interactive performances, parties and an the DATA Awards ceremony. The centerpiece of the festival is the Innovation Salon, an interactive art and technology exhibition.
CREATE has partnered with Carnegie Mellon University, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Pittsburgh Opera, CEOs for Cities and the Carnegie Museum of Art -- and in 2015, started a national creative industries collaboration with the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, the Santa Fe International, ZERO1 in Silicon Valley, and the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco.