Supporting Performing Arts in Rural & Remote Communities

Dance • Film/Media Arts • Music • Theatre

Taking a Piece from Rural Musicians

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by SPARC Youth Blogger Alexis Kuper Growing up in rural Canada as an aspiring musician can feel like an isolating uphill challenge. Then the world throws the COVID-curveball at you and you feel 10 times lonelier than before. Fortunately, there are … [Read more]

Rural Arts Space: How Theatres Can Go the Distance

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By Guest Blogger Rebecca Anne Bloom   “But there wasn't the merest whiff about of the kind of magic that comes when the theatre darkens, the bottom of the curtain glows, the punters settle down, you take a deep breath... none of the … [Read more]

Hello and Bonjour from Carousel Players!

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 Hi there. My name is Samantha and I’m writing from St Catharines, Ontario, the traditional land of the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe, the Neutral and Wendat peoples. I am very grateful to the original caretakers of this land. In Niagara, I grew up … [Read more]


The Grinch is peeking out from a green face mask. The words 'Six Feet People" are to the left of his face. Only his eyes, part of his nose and one hand are shown.

The final blog in a series by SPARC Guest Blogger Denise Lysak.   I will start my last blog, by raising a glass to writers everywhere. storytellers playwrights songwriters i am simply taking on a role that was not assigned to … [Read more]