The Vital Spark Symposium
The Vital Spark Symposium will showcase and celebrate the achievements of the Vital Spark movement, now in its 5th year, as well as to discuss the ongoing development of the sector.
The Vital Spark Symposium aims to be unapologetic about where the Performance for Young Audiences sector is and how far it needs to move to reshape traditional approaches and become truly relevant and inclusive. Artists, directors, programmers, venues, practitioners and funders will be given the opportunity to get together and challenge each other to assess and develop the PYA sector to benefit everyone.
There will be performances, there will be discussions, there will be learning and there will be socialising! These two days are a chance to celebrate the impact of Vital Spark, reflect on what should come next and collectively take action to drive the next chapter.
Delivered in partnership
Vital Spark is the UK’s flagship approach to making the Performance for Young Audiences (PYA) sector more relevant and inclusive. Vital Spark is led by The Spark Arts for Children, in association with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children and in partnership with Inspire: Culture, Learning, Libraries, Attenborough Arts Centre & Lincoln Arts Centre.
The project is supported by Arts Council England and Arts Council Ireland.