Supporting Performing Arts in Rural & Remote Communities

Dance • Film/Media Arts • Music • Theatre

Rural Resilience: Some thoughts on Rural Talks to Rural 2018

by Eric Goudie, SPARC Network Steering Committee Member   Blyth Ontario’s Centre for Rural Creativity is a lot like SPARC. It’s focused on rural communities, it’s arts-based, and when I walked into the Blyth Memorial Community Hall for the … [Read more]

2018 Folk Music Ontario Conference

By Mike Martyn,  SPARC Network Steering Committee I attended the 2018 Folk Music Ontario (FMO) Conference, held near Toronto’s Pearson Airport, for a couple of days at the end of September, ostensibly as a panellist for SPARC. It was not my first … [Read more]

The Ontario Shebang

In anticipation of our Expert Chat with Catherine Frid on Community-Engaged Play Creation (which will be on Wednesday, October 31st at 12pm), we are sharing this piece from Arts Engage Canada's "Idea Box" (posted April 16, 2018). We love the … [Read more]

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]