What's Happening?

Powerful Poetry Webinar

Free CPD webinar, aimed at primary school teachers, to increase confidence in delivering poetry activities in the classroom. Led by renowned artist and poet, John Berkavitch.

Good writing is the right words in the right order. Good poetry is the best words in the best order.

Stories from Home

Created by storytellers in their homes, these stories will feed the imagination and encourage you to find the extra-ordinary in the ordinary, and dream endlessly of what can happen at home.

See all the videos on our You Tube playlist

Creative Learning Toolkit

A resource put together by us to help guide you and your children through some high quality creative learning activities to enable you to explore, experiment and enjoy some artistic adventures together at home or in the classroom.

#BlackLivesMatter

Cultural diversity is at the heart of The Spark - the art we make, the people we make it with and the audiences we reach. We strive to do better for the communities we serve. We wanted to share some useful resources to help children to understand racism, and support their adults in having this important conversation with them. Read more...

About Our Charity

The Spark gives children opportunities to immerse themselves in the arts by experiencing a wide range of high quality work that inspires, empowers and educates.

Through the presentation of an annual festival, a cultural education and community programme and through the production of our own work we offer children spaces to discover their own skills, passions and potential, as audience, participants and creators of their own work.

The Spark works to increase its impact on the creation and presentation of arts for children locally, in the UK, in Europe and Internationally.

The Spark Arts For Children is a registered charity.

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Our Partners

  • Higher Education Partner
    Paul Hamlyn Foundation
    Founder Member
    Spark Plus Funder
    "Tiny Sparks" Funder
    "Tiny Sparks" Funder
  • Foyle Foundation
    Media Partner
    Media Partner
  • Media Partner
    Torr Waterfield
    Lord Mayor's Charity of the Year
    Design Partner
  • Foyle Foundation
    "Tiny Sparks" Funder
  • Torr Waterfield
    Media Partner
  • Lord Mayor's Charity of the Year
    Media Partner
  • Higher Education Partner
    Founder Member
  • Spark Plus Funder
    Paul Hamlyn Foundation