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Tom Newton appointed as Executive Producer

The Spark Arts for Children is delighted to announce that Tom Newton has taken on the role of Executive Producer at The Spark. 

After four successful years as the organisation’s Creative Producer, Tom will now be part of the leadership team alongside Artistic Director Christopher Gorry, as well as freelance artists Trina Haldar (Associate Director) and Daryl Beeton (Vital Spark Associate Company). The new role of Executive Producer involves managing the organisation’s strategic partnerships and ensuring the sustainable delivery of the artistic activities. 

It’s a great opportunity for me to step up into a Leadership role during this period, as we head towards the Vital Spark Symposium in March and our 21st Festival in May 2024. I look forward to working across a number of projects that really demonstrate our value in the Arts and Culture landscape. I’m looking forward to the new opportunities the role will afford me and the chance to demonstrate my leadership ability, as we steer the organisation collaboratively, with artists by our side, into the next chapter.

Tom NewtonCreative Producer: Festival & Programme of The Spark Arts for Children

Tom is an asset to The Spark Arts for Children. I think now is the perfect time for him to step up into the role of Executive Producer for the organisation. We are all looking forward to him joining the Leadership team to help drive forward our dynamic and ambitious plans.

Christopher GorryArtistic Director of The Spark Arts for Children

Tom has been a key part of The Spark’s journey over the past 4 years, including being instrumental in the development of Vital Spark. As such, he has a real understanding and passion for not just the work we deliver, but also the way it is delivered, which is key.

Tara LopezExecutive Director of The Spark Arts for Children