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SaveD SPARKcon

$9,650 of $14,000 goal

Raised by 115 people in 2 months
Created August 9, 2018
Fundraising Team
Thanks to the community's support, SPARKcon will return to downtown Raleigh this year! Through the combined efforts of individuals who donated to this campaign and new sponsors, SPARKcon has been able to cover its budget needs.

We are leaving this campaign open for anyone who wants to sustain SPARKcon into the future. All funds donated from August 20 on will go towards the 14 SPARKs (musicSPARK, fashionSPARK, circusSPARK, etc.) that make up SPARKcon. Each of these SPARKs are organized by volunteers who raise funds to support their programming.

SPARKcon is the Triangle's homegrown and beloved creativity festival that has transformed downtown Raleigh into creative playground for the past 13 years!
The event uses an open-source planning model so that everyone can engage in shaping the event, and it remains completely free and open to everyone. 

All donations are tax deductible! Note - we have adjusted our goal down to reflect some awesome sponsorships that have come in outside of this campaign!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPARKcon:
> SPARKcon is not produced by the city or an outside event company, it is a program of Visual Art Exchange, a small arts nonprofit in downtown Raleigh.
> SPARKcon is made up of 200 events featuring over 2,000 creative community members.
> SPARKcon was started 13 years ago by Beth + Aly Kalifa of Designbox.
> The first SPARKcon was attended by 250 people. The 2017 festival was attended by over 84,000 people.
> The costs of producing the festival have increased over the years to just shy $84,000, a small budget for an event of its size, but still a challenging budget for a small non-profit.

SUPPORT LEVELS + BENEFITS
$10  - HIGH FIVE!
$50  -  Get your HIGH FIVE at our SPARKball!
$100  -  Shout out from the fashionSPARK runway + HIGH FIVE at our first-ever SPARKball!
$250  -  THANK YOU above a street painting square + Shout out from the fashionSPARK runway + HIGH FIVE at our first-ever SPARKball!
$500   -  FRONT ROW SEATING at the 2018 fashionSPARK runway show for 2, THANK YOU above a street painting square + Shout out from the fashionSPARK runway + HIGH FIVE at our first-ever SPARKball!
$1000   -  2 front row seats at the 2018 fashionSPARK runway show, THANK YOU above a street painting square + Shout out from the fashionSPARK runway + HIGH FIVE at our first-ever SPARKball!

Questions about SPARKcon? Contact Brandon Cordrey - brandon@visualartexchange.org / 919.256.6856
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Thanks to additional sponsorships that have come in from the community, we have been able to lower our goal yet again! We are getting so close. Thank you for all of the support you've shown!
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We are adjusting our goal to reflect some AWESOME sponsorships that have come in outside of this campaign! Plus, we are throwing in this fun video made by Red Hat in 2016 that showcases the amazing creativity showcased at SPARKcon!
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$9,650 of $14,000 goal

Raised by 115 people in 2 months
Created August 9, 2018
Fundraising Team
Funds raised will benefit:
Visual Art Exchange
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Raleigh, NC
EIN: 561287429
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