Supporting Performing Arts in Rural & Remote Communities

Dance • Film/Media Arts • Music • Theatre

The Hidden Cost of Pivoting

A musician plays on an outdoor stage. Picnic tables with blue umbrellas are set up for patrons to watch the show. A red barn is off to the left

The second blog by Guest Blogger Rebecca Anne Bloom   I remember when I first started performing. Feeling nervous, pre-show jitters. Sensing the sizzling energy of a house full of patrons ready to see some magic unfold. There is nothing … [Read more]

A Creek, A Lake, and Multicoloured Pom Poms/Un Ruisseau, Un Lac et des Pompons Multicolores

Golden weeds along a creek

A new blog by Guest Blogger Samantha Marchionda for Carousel Players   This past weekend, I found myself craving the outdoors. I decided Sunday morning that I would spend as much time outside as my body wanted me to. So I went to my usual … [Read more]

Taking a Piece from Rural Musicians

Guitar and laptop on a brown table

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

Scrabble tiles spell Social Distancing on a brown background

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]