Vital Spark Roadshows for D/deaf, Disabled and/or BAME artists interested in making work for Children


Price: FREE



The Spark Arts for Children is looking for artists to join them on Vital Spark; a programme addressing the lack of diversity in performance for children and young people.

We have an opportunity to work with a group of talented artists identifying as BAME/Person of Colour, D/deaf and/or Disabled through 2019-2020. This work with artists includes an Artist Development Programme and seed commissioning of new work through the Ideas Fund.

The aim is to broaden the range of artists in the children’s sector and support the development of work that is relevant to and representative of all children today.

Tara Lopez (Creative Producer) will be visiting cities and venues across England through June and July 2019 to deliver informal networking events and speak to artists about the Vital Spark opportunities.

Are you…
– an experienced artist working in a performance based art form?
– passionate about the arts for children and young people?
– interested in making performance work for children and young people aged 0-13?
– someone who could help us address the lacking diversity in the sector?

If so, we’d love to see you at one of our roadshow events…

Tuesday 25 June – Bristol (Travelling Light) 4-6pm
Thursday 27 June – Manchester (Z-arts) 4-6pm
Wednesday 10 July – Coventry (Warwick Arts Centre) 2-4pm
Thursday 11 July – London (Arts Depot) 4-6pm
Thursday 18 July – Leicester (Attenborough Arts Centre) 2-4pm
Friday 19 July – Leeds (Leeds Playhouse) 2-4pm

All venues are wheelchair accessible, for BSL interpretation, hearing loop and other access info please check individual event info online


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