Supporting Performing Arts in Rural & Remote Communities

Dance • Film/Media Arts • Music • Theatre

The Elephant in the Room

poster of elephant holding an umbrella over a flower - text says - In a world where you can be anything, be kind

A blog by guest blogger Denise Lysak on COVID and its impact on the Arts Photo Credit: Be Amazing I live in rural and remote northwestern Ontario. I live off-the-grid on a small tea-coloured lake that is home to more fish than people and the most … [Read more]

Rural Arts Advocacy

A blog by Fanny Martin, Executive Director & Creative Producer - Art of Festivals It started with frustration. In March 2019, Mass Culture hosted a Digital Gathering on cultural planning in rural & remote communities in response to feedback … [Read more]

reIMAGINE What Is The Way Forward?

Kitchen Party poster - August 22

A blog by SPARC guest blogger Denise Lysak exploring one festival's way forward during COVID-19. All across the country, companies struggle just to survive. Theatres, galleries, museums, and festival sites sit empty. So many artists, … [Read more]

Ghost Light Stays On

Photo of dark empty theatre seating with one lone light bulb shining

A new blog by SPARC Guest Blogger, Denise Lysak. On stages all across Ontario, ghost lights are on.  Plawyrights, storytellers, actors, musicians, comedians, masters of marionettes, and, so many more #stayhome as COVID-19 – a coronavirus threatens … [Read more]