The Spark receives Arts Council England Strategic Touring funding
Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:40
The Spark is delighted to announce Among Ideal Friends has been awarded Arts Council England Strategic Touring funding. Among Ideal Friends is a new theatre touring consortium developed by The Spark Arts for Children in partnership with Libraries in the East Midlands. The Spark will be touring theatre performances and workshops to libraries in Leicester City, Leicestershire County in partnership with Rutland, Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County. Inspired by books and stories for children 5-11 years, the tour will give families and schools new opportunities to take part in arts and culture at venues on their doorstep.Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England, said: "Libraries are an essential part of communities. They give us spaces to learn, explore and be creative, which is why we're pleased to be investing in The Spark Arts latest library tour. It will be a brilliant way for more families in the East Midlands to enjoy great theatre locally.