SPARC Symposium

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 30th, 2016 - 12:30pm

SPARC (Supporting Performing Arts in Rural Communities) is thrilled that more than 30 speakers from across Canada – and internationally –  will be participating, providing 20 workshops and 3 thought-provoking and informative plenaries, and a broad range of regional performances and entertainment – all taking place within a rural context.

A key goal of SPARC is to create an environment where people can network: exchange ideas, find opportunities for collaboration, discuss solutions to tricky problems and identify BIG ideas. You will have an opportunity to meet people engaged in the performing arts from rural communities throughout the province and across the country.

Whether your goals are professional development, learning strategies to attract new audiences, innovative approaches to sustainability, opportunities for information exchange, or developing creative methods for marketing campaigns or mentoring programs, it is our hope and belief that this year’s program will facilitate them.


 What does the Bursary Fund cover?

  • Registration fees.  Applicants are eligible for up to $150 bursary towards the registration fee
  • Travel: up to $0.10/km within Ontario.

SPARC can also help you reduce accommodation costs by arranging for shared accommodation

Email for the Registration Fee Bursary Application Form.