We built an open network of artists, producers and the public to carry out a series of actions in São Paulo’s “lower” downtown. Then runned two festivals with the originality of being collaborative, horizontal and self-managed – indeed one of the first crowdfunded art initiatives in Brazil. We developed and applied the concept of “caring” (as opposed to “curating”), from which we invited anyone to intervene on the streets during the festival. The network “took care” for hundreds of interventions to take place, as well as provided the region's cultural network with decentralized infrastructure and an independent institutional roof, with equipment, a multimedia tricycle and communication platforms. The network produced two festivals, in 2012 and 2013, and gave rise to other movements such as Festa Junina do Minhocão.