Spark Partners 2018

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 a new sponsor for 2018 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

BBC Radio Leicester Logo

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.

Chutney Ivy Restaurant

The Exchange Bar


Thank you to...

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

  • Arts Council England
  • Leicester Libraries
  • Leicester-Shire Schools
  • Music Service
  • Lord Mayor's Charity of the Year
  • Visit Leicester
  • Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub
  • Leicester City Council
  • Youth Music
  • The Cultural Life Fund (The Mighty Creatives)
  • The Lord Mayor's Appeal
  • The Ernest Cook Trust
  • D'Oyly Carte
  • The John and Susan Bowers Fund
  • Leicester-shire Music Education Hub
  • Leicester-shire Music Services
  • Writing East Midlands
  • #DMULocal
  • The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
  • Open Gate Trust
  • Florence Turner Trust

Thank you to all our business and individual Donors:

  • Next
  • Maber Associates Ltd
  • Shoezone
  • Rolls Royce
  • Nelsons Law
  • Rolls Royce
  • Aviva
  • East Midlands Airport
  • Friends of Knighton Park
  • Write the Talk
  • Tesco Bags of Help

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