Spark Partners 2020

Torr Waterfield have chosen The Spark as their Charity of the Year 2020

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Higher Education Partner

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is an enthusiastic supporter of The Spark Arts for Children as part of our mission to create positive change across Leicester. The festival and year round programme of activities offers DMU students positive and unique volunteering opportunities to help inspire the next generation.

Business Partner

We are pleased to welcome Encore as our Festival Hotel for 2020, located in the heart of the cultural quarter. This sponsorship reflects the hotel's commitment to developing the cultural life of the city and the potential of the next generation.

Design Partner

Mooli is a creative graphic design business which is proud to support The Spark Arts for Children in its brochure and print since the very first festival in 2003, helping ensure young people are involved in the arts from an early age.


Media Partners

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As the radio station for Your City and Your County, BBC Radio Leicester is proud to be part of Spark Festival. We'll be bringing you the latest news and details of events in partnership with Takeover Radio.

The Spark Festival goes from strength to strength and Takeover Radio 103.2 FM, Leicester's unique young person's radio station, is once again proud to be supporting them as the Media Partner. Tune in to 103.2fm to find out what is on in your area.

Cuttlefish are delighted to be supporting the redesigned website and app for The Spark this year. By getting children involved in the arts at an early age The Spark is helping to ensure that Leicestershire has a bright, creative future.


Festival Partners

Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners. As a leading industry organisation, Equity is known and respected nationally and internationally for the work they do with, and on behalf of, their members working across all areas of the entertainment industry.

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The Exchange Bar


Thank you to...

We would like to thank the following Funders for supporting The Spark:

  • Arts Council England
  • Leicester City Council
  • 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust
  • The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
  • D'Oyly Carte
  • Edith Murphy Foundation
  • Foyle Foundation
  • George Ernest Ellis Foundation
  • The John and Susan Bowers Fund
  • John Salmon Foundation
  • Leicester Neighbourhood Services
  • Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub
  • Leicester-Shire Music Services
  • Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation
  • Leicestershire & Rutland Masonic Charitable Association
  • Lord Mayor's Appeal
  • Maud Elkington Trust
  • The Mighty Creatives
  • The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Open Gate Trust
  • P&C Hickinbotham Trust
  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  • Writing East Midlands
  • Youth Music

Thank you to all our business and individual Donors:

  • Celerica
  • Next
  • Maber Associates Ltd
  • Miller Partnerip
  • Nelsons Law
  • LENCASS
  • Tesco Bags of Help
  • Persimmon

To find out more about becoming a Spark Partner, please click here.