JUNE 1, 2017    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

 

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 Tickets

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!  Reserve your spot for: IdeaFest, exploring the power of Creativity to change the world; the Innovation Salon, a full-day expo featuring art, tech, workshops and interactive activities; and the Creative Industries Awards Party, with music, food and fun, followed by an awards ceremony for the best of the best in this year's Creative Industries.

2017 Tickets on Sale Now  › 

Call for Artists + Participants

Be part of CREATE! The festival is seeking artists, performers, musicians, awards entries, exhibitors, speakers and entrepreneurial creatives to show, perform and sell their work. Submit a proposal by March 1 to get involved! $250-$1000 Stipends for creative work are still available.

Apply Now for 2017  › 


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]