Spark delighted to remain part of ACE portfolio

Posted: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:16

Spark delighted to remain part of ACE portfolio

This year's Spark Festival was the most successful to date, with almost 24,000 children and families attending 190 events over two-weeks. This represents almost a 30% rise on the 2013 festival and makes it one of the largest festival's of its' kind taking place here in the UK. Almost 50% of events which take place in the festival take place in schools, libraries and community venues and at least 20% of festival goers experienced a free event or activity, enabling us to reach more audiences and have more impact than ever before.

Adel Al Salloum, Director of The Spark Arts for Children said: "We are thrilled by the Arts Council's decision to continue to invest in The Spark Festival. It continues to go from strength-to-strength, with this year's attendances the highest on record. Our festival makes a significant contribution to cultural life here in Leicester and with the continued support of our funders, we can ensure the very best performances, digital and visual arts are experienced in schools, community centres and cultural venues over our two week festival."

David Bell, Chair of the Board of Trustees said:The Board is proud of all of The Spark's achievements over the last twelve years, and delighted to continue to be part of the Arts Council's portfolio from 2015 – 2018. We will continue working closely with our funders, sponsors and partners to deliver high class arts and culture for all children and young people living here in Leicester."

Tags: Spark Festival, Npo Funding Announcement, 2015-18, Arts Council