SPARC Through Performing Arts Ontario!

CCI members are invited to Canada’s first 4-day Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communities (SPARC), April 24 - 27, 2014, Haliburton Highlands, Ontario.

Featuring over 35 informative workshops and 3 outstanding thought-provoking plenary keynotes, symposium welcomes performing arts professionals living in rural communities in Canada who are involved in the creation, production and presentation of performing arts in rural communities.  

The Symposium will provide a dynamic forum to address issues of sustainability, attracting new audiences, creative approaches to cultural tourism and look at ways for rural communities to share knowledge and resources. It will also provide opportunities for developing strategic partnerships. 

Review Preliminary Program Online

Early Bird registration ends March 14thRegister now - space is limited! 

There is a variety of accommodation options available for you to take advantage of special rates for symposium participants.  

Call for Open Stage Performers

Open stage performances will take place on the Thursday evening (up to 8 ten minute sets). There are additional opportunities at various times throughout the symposium.

If you have any questions about the symposium, please contact Rachel Gillooly, SPARC Project Coordinator 705.454.8107 or