JUNE 6-7, 2018 PITTSBURGH, PA
at the August Wilson Center in the Cultural District

PRESENTED BY THE PITTSBURGH TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DOLLAR BANK THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL
Championed by Comcast, Dollar Bank and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

The 2018 CREATE! Festival will begin taking applications for speakers, exhibitors, artists, performers and panelists in the fall of 2017. Stay tuned for details or sign up for our mailing list to get direct updates!

 

About the Festival

Presented by the Pittsburgh Technology Council in partnership with Comcast and 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!

2017 Festival Schedule  › 

2017 Event Highlights

CREATE 2017 featured over 100 artists, performers, speakers and exhibitors, and attracted over 1000 visitors to the one-day festival. Click on the link below to check out some of the fun from the event. Thanks for making it a great 2017! See you next year!

2017 Event Photos › 

2017 Creatives

Experience the work of hundreds of artists, performers, musicians, makers, speakers, poets, fashionistas, designers, techies and creative companies and entrepreneurs!

2017 Artists + Performers  › 

2017 Speakers› 

2017 Honorees› 


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.[18][19]