One Spark

The Schultz Center

Tuesday's polar temperatures did not deter those hoping to be a part of One Spark's first venue designed specifically for educators and students.

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One of the top creators at last year's inaugural One Spark Festival is relaunching with new branding.

EverBank Field, One Spark, and cold weather are in the headlines today.

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The Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership has partnered with the One Spark Festival to create a new space for those competing for funding with projects designed to enhance learning and teaching.

Starting in 2014, The Schultz Center will curate EdSpark, a One Spark venue where those with education-related projects can exhibit their proposals.

Scott makes teacher raises a top priority, United Way gets big donations from local business, and official updates on the Mathews Bridge are in the headlines today.

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A new business accelerator and apprenticeship program was announced last week. The KYN program (pronounced "kin") is an offshoot of Jacksonville’s successful One Spark Festival.

Four of the business creators from this year’s festival will be going through the KYN program, which is funded by Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s STACHE Investment Fund.

WJCT’s Michelle Corum spoke last week with Elton Rivas, co-founder of KYN and One Spark.

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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s STACHE Investment Fund is behind a new business accelerator and apprenticeship program announced Wednesday in downtown Jacksonville.

The program, called KYN, is a partnership with the University of North Florida and a spinoff of Jacksonville’s One Spark Festival. The four companies that will go through the program are creators from this year’s festival.

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Head Start seeks new management in Jacksonville: The Jacksonville Urban League will no longer run the city's Head Start early education program following the termination of their federal grant due to uncorrected health and safety violations.

SLIDESHOW: Public Art In Downtown Jacksonville

Aug 5, 2013
Clay Hackett

“Corrugating River” and “Girl With Origami” are the latest of many additions of art in public places.  

The Cultural Council is dedicating the murals on the six-story Yates Parking Garage on August 7 on the on the corner of Adams and Newnan at 6:00 pm.

The dedication will feature music by Alex Hayward & Friends an hour before this month’s Art Walk kicks off in downtown Jacksonville.  

What started as a few vendors on Laura Street, Art Walk has expanded to over a dozen blocks showcasing artists, performers, food vendors and more.

Local filmmaker Keagan Anfuso's One Spark creation CRUSHEDBLACK is a production company aiming to create documentaries spotlighting Jacksonville's artists, musicians and small businesses. During One Spark, the CRUSHEDBLACK team took some time to travel around the festival and film themselves dancing with other creators.

Downtown Vision, Inc.

Don’t look for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) to start running the skyway late at night or on the weekends, despite its phenomenal popularity during the One Spark Festival

According to the JTA, the people mover averaged more than 10,000 passengers a day during the five day crowd-funding event, double the number of riders it usually gets. 

JTA Vice President of Transit Operations Lisa Darnall calls the figures encouraging.

Who Were The Big Winners At One Spark?

Apr 22, 2013
Rethreaded / Facebook

Over 50,000 votes were cast at the One Spark festival this past week for projects falling into four distinct categories: art, technology, science and music. They announced who took home the most votes in each category at the closing ceremony on Sunday, and we have these profiles of the top winners:

Category: Art

Top Voted: Rethreaded

Melissa Ross spoke with those leading the city's first-ever crowd funding festival, and highlighted a few interesting projects from creators at One Spark this morning as First Coast Connect broadcasted live from Hemming Plaza.

Listen to the show on our On Demand page, or check out video from the show below.

Chris Mills

The One Spark festival is in full force as people get the opportunity to see each of the creator’s projects.

The festival headlines music, science and technology projects created by people from all over the country.

Another, main creative output displayed at One Spark is art projects.

Cris Dam, an artist from Brooklyn, New York, came to Jacksonville to paint a mural on one of the Laura Street Trio Buildings.