Community Matters 139: SPARKcon


In 2006, SPARKcon was created to showcase, celebrate, and influence the creative momentum of the Triangle. Now, 13 years later, it has showcased the talent of more than 14,000 creative individuals and engaged hundreds of thousands of local citizens to support and appreciate creative talent in the Triangle. Chase Bryan, the SPARKboss at SPARKcon, and Brandon Cordrey, Executive Director at Visual Art Exchange, share what SPARKcon has in store for us this year.

SPARKcon’s success as an open-source festival has turned it into a national model of grassroots revitalization in venues across the country, including major efforts in Memphis and New Orleans. And, just like any grassroots movement, volunteers and sponsors are the key to success. Chase and Brandon tell us how to get involved.

SPARKcon offers a platform for creative people to showcase their talents in 14 different categories, including theater, dance, visual art, literature, and so much more. LaTissa Davis, chair and organizar of danceSPARK, shares with us her experience as an active member of SPARKcon and tell us what you need to be part of the danceSPARK crew.