Supporting Performing Arts in Rural & Remote Communities

Dance • Film/Media Arts • Music • Theatre

SPARC Interviews… Kris Riendeau, Editor and Co-Founder of theHumm

While preparing for the upcoming SPARC event in Almonte, Rebecca (SPARC's Network Coordinator) was introduced to Kris Riendeau, editor of theHumm: "a free, monthly, independent newspaper covering Arts, Entertainment and Ideas in the small towns and … [Read more]

Growing Together through Intergenerational Arts

By Chandel Gambles, SPARC Northern Outreach Consultant As arts organizers, we are constantly striving to engage, maintain, and grow our arts communities. To do that we must create unique experiences and opportunities for connections. With so many … [Read more]

We are where we live…

by Olivia Whiddon. Olivia Whiddon is the artistic director of Kenora Opera Theatre (KOT). She and Ruth Girard, chief advisor, founded the KOT. Kenora Opera Theatre: "How's that for a cultural wasteland?"  They may not know it, but our audience … [Read more]

Leaping into Rural Arts

A reflection on the 2018 SPARC Symposium in Cobalt, Ontario by youth bursary attendee Katy Grabstas On March 21st, my dear friend Chandel Gambles reached out to me over Facebook. “OH! You are into arts promotion and admin. Do you want to apply for … [Read more]