Who Should Attend

The Haliburton Highlands is pleased to present the SPARC: Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communities, the first of its kind in Canada.

We welcome performing artists and administrators living in rural communities in Canada who are involved in the creation, production and presentation of performing arts in rural communities.  This will include individuals who work in the disciplines of dance, music, theatre and media arts, and with organizations as administrators, professionals and volunteers as well as artists who are engaged in the performing arts in rural communities.

The Symposium will provide a dynamic forum to address issues of sustainability, attracting new audiences, creative approaches to cultural tourism and look at ways for rural communities to share knowledge and resources. It will provide opportunities for developing strategic partnerships.