CREATE 2015 Art & Technology Festival - Call for Participants

February 15

EVENT DATES: June 10-12, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA
SUBMISSION DUE DATE: February 15, 2015
Early Bird Deadline: February 1, 2015*

CREate is the next iteration of Pittsburgh’s seventh annual Design, Art and Technology event. CREATE (Changing Realities and Experiences through Art and Technology Explorations) is a three-day festival, featuring the most exciting and innovative debuts in Creative Technology.

Presented in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University and the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, CREATE 2015 features a multi-day line-up of art, tech, workshops, panels, performances, awards and opportunities to engage in the newest trends in creativity and innovation. CREATE is a mashup of networking, interactivity and inspiration, showcasing more than 50 of the year’s most innovative art and technology projects.

Individuals and companies working at the intersection of creativity and technology are encouraged to: submit recent projects for the annual CREATEfest Awards; propose compelling workshops, talks or panels to raise awareness of creative technology trends in this year’s theme of “Interconnectivity;” and propose ideas for engaging arts and technology experiences throughout the festival. Typical participants include: artists; gamers; entrepreneurs; makers; app and software developers; roboticists; musicians; designers; museums; advertising agencies; corporations working in research & creativity; new media educators; students; and community event directors.

There are many ways to get involved and share your creations at CREate:

Awards Entry Form
Innovation Salon Entry Form
Presenter Proposals
Community Engagement Proposals
Apply for a Fellowship


CREateFest Awards
What great thing did you create this year? Show off your latest work to our network of over 15,000 national creativity enthusiasts! No entry fees!


Anyone working with creative technology! Artists, Gamers, Entrepreneurs, Makers, App and Software Developers, Roboticists, Musicians, Designers, Museums, Advertising Agencies, Corporations working in Research & Creativity, New Media Educators, Students and Community Event and Project Directors...and more.

All CREateFest finalists receive:

the opportunity to show your work in the CREate Innovation Salon
special festival attendance rates and packages
exposure to over 15,000 national CREatives in the Creative Industries Network
a chance to win a custom work of art and technology by artist Sandy Kessler Kaminski
an offical CREate FINALIST/WINNER web badge

The CREateFEST Awards Entry Form: Artists,Businesses and Innovators click here to submit to be one of 50 national CREateFEST finalists!

Innovation Salon Exhibition
Exhiibit your work in our festival exhibition space!

Get exposure to hundreds of festival attendees
Interact one-on-one with guests, and demo your work
All art, products, designs and innovations welcome!

The Innovation Salon will be live for the full main festival day on Thursday, as the hub of the CREate festivities. The salon will also be open as the backdrop of the festival's main even, the CREateFEST party, Thursday evening.


Salon participants are responsible for all set up and tear down of their exhibit
Participants will be given an 8x8 space or 4x8 table, unless requested otherwise
Wifi will be available onsite
Exhibits with sound are encouraged to provide headphones, as not to disrupt other exhibits

Innovation Salon Entry Form: Enter now to get up close and personal with hundreds of festival attendees.

Presentation Opportunities:
CREate is seeking top-notch, inspiring presenters to share innovative ideas with our attendees.

2015 THEME:
Interconnectivity: Igniting Creativity Through 
Inclusion, Innovation and Integration 


Featured Presenter
General Speaker Presentation
Ignite Talk 
Story Slam
Propose an event

Travel stipends are available for presenters who qualify and are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Art + Tech Community Engagement Projects Entry Form
We are looking for art and tech projects, installations and experiences to integrate into the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. If you have a community engagement project that you would like to share with the over 100,000 festival participants, tell us about it! Modest stipends available.

Artist and Entrepreneur Fellowships Proposal Form
If you’re a practicing artist, or entrepreneur in your first two years of business, we encourage you to apply for one of the CREATE 2015 artist or entrepreneur fellowships. Selected applicants will receive a complimentary festival all-access-pass and an exhibition spot at the innovation salon. (travel and accomodation not included)

Join our team and get in for free!

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