No curator, no boss, no problem. Watch a creative community come together to put on a grassroots, open source arts festival.

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SPARKcon

SPARKcon

Creativity festival

SPARKcon is a creativity, art, and design festival produced by Visual Art Exchange (VAE) in Raleigh, NC. The open source, interdisciplinary event focuses on a range of themes ("sparks")—art, music, film, dance, geekery, and more.

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VAE

VAE

Nonprofit art gallery

VAE is a creativity incubator in Raleigh, NC. In addition to producing events like SPARKcon, they maintain a non-commercial gallery and workspace that supports the local community. Established in 1980, VAE is the city's longest running nonprofit visual arts organization.

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An IT director, teachers, administrators, and students help bring an open educational model and a 1:1 laptop program to Penn Manor High School.

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