Supporting Performing Arts in Rural & Remote Communities

Dance • Film/Media Arts • Music • Theatre

On the Banks of the Mississippi, a Gathering of SPARCs

By Sandy Irvin, Almonte Ontario On a bright morning On the cusp of summer and fall On the banks of the Mississippi A gathering of SPARCs occurred! A few members of the SPARC team dodged thunderstorms (and tornadoes) to spend Saturday, … [Read more]

Ontario Contact 2018

by Wendy Fairbairn, SPARC Network Steering Committee Member & General Manager of the Orillia Opera House Every year Ontario Presents produces Ontario Contact in various locations throughout Ontario.  What is Ontario Contact? “An exciting, … [Read more]

Culture Days are Here!

That's right - Culture Days start tomorrow! From September 28-30 you can enjoy thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities in communities across Ontario. An opportunity for you to discover the world of artists, creators, heritage experts, … [Read more]

Creating Theatre in the Deep Woods: A reflection on the scenography of R. Murray Schafer’s Patria Cycle

This piece was written by Jerrard Smith, professor, University of Guelph. The piece was not written specifically for the SPARC blog, but rather is a post that we felt would be of interest to the SPARC community. Jerrard has kindly shared it with us … [Read more]