Supporting Performing Arts in Rural & Remote Communities

Dance • Film/Media Arts • Music • Theatre

A virtual theatre festival brings theatre to life during a pandemic

The listing for an event. There is much written on the listing poster. The top tells us more about the performance art piece - In the Dark - and the bottom is Vanessa's bio.

The first of three blogs by Guest Blogger Vanessa Ominika     Being a young empty nester, trying to find my place in this new world of mine without children, I found myself living in Toronto a little lost. In 2019 I was denied … [Read more]

Songs Of Comfort And Joy

A photo of a computer screen - zoom style meeting. People are pictured singing

by SPARC Youth Blogger Dallis Campbell Maintaining opportunities in the arts in rural communities is a growing challenge. In the last few years it has become important to me to do what I can to create those opportunities, with help from others in … [Read more]

Supporting diversity within the rural theatre community

5 arms stretch inwards so that the hands are on top of each other. They are over a desk with a laptop and papers on.

The final blog in a series of three from Guest Blogger Rebecca Anne Bloom I never grew up and saw myself as a ‘colour.’ Race was something I learned about, yet I didn't consider myself to be anything but ... myself. It wasn't until I was in the … [Read more]

Hippo Puppets & Joy!/Marionnettes Hippopotames

Samantha sits between two large puppets of two hippos - George and Martha (Martha is on the left and George on the right). Samantha smiles broadly.

The final blog in a series of three from Samantha Marchionda writing on behalf of Carousel Players I’m writing today from the traditional land of the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe, the Neutral and Wendat peoples. I thank them and all other … [Read more]