The Spark Arts For Children is a registered charity which offers children the opportunity to discover and enjoy the arts as audiences, as learners and as creators of their own art.
The Spark creates an annual festival for children hosted by venues across Leicester during May and June. Throughout the year we also facilitate and commission a range of events & projects which complement and extend the work of the festival.
The next year is set to be another busy and exciting one for The Spark. As well as the eight day festival in May there are a number of other stimulating and creative projects confirmed for 2017.
As part of the Among Ideal Friends theatre touring consortium in partnership with Libraries in the East Midlands, dance theatre performance: Where the River Runs will tour at Easter. We're launching phase 3 of Tiny Sparks, an eleven week residency with two musicians working in children's centres in Braunstone and Thurnby Lodge from February – May. School children from four local schools will work with a poet in residence to complete the Powerful Words project in June, and this year's first event of the cultural education partnership The City Classroom will be a conference in March.