The Spark Arts for Children Celebrates Funding Success  

Spark Arts for Children

The Spark Arts for Children celebrates big funding news as part of the Arts Council England National Portfolio announcement on Friday.

Leicester based charity, The Spark Arts for Children is celebrating great funding news! It has been announced That Spark will continue to receive annual funding as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. This is part of £21.6 million (over 3 years) which is being invested into Leicester/shire by Arts Council England.

Spark Arts for Children will receive £176,047 per year, over three financial years from April 2023 to April 2026. This will maintain the current level of support.

This funding means that it will continue to deliver its year-round programme of activities. That will include their annual Spark Festival in February in Leicester.

The Spark Festival provides extraordinary experiences for children, sparking creativity and change.

By working closely with Vital Spark Artists and Partner Organisations nationally, children and young people will be able to see themselves reflected and represented in the stories they see and hear.

The Spark thanks Arts Council England for their continued support and recognition as an essential organisation in the cultural landscape of the UK. The organisation will deliver the Let’s Create strategy through its work in theatres, galleries, community settings, libraries and schools. 

Christopher Gorry, The Spark Arts for Children’s Artistic Director, said

“The news that Spark will maintain National Portfolio status for Arts Council England, is testament to the extraordinary work of the charity. It’s an exciting time for The Spark, as we can now progress a number of ambitious plans that will not only introduce co-creation to our artistic process, but also to our managerial decision making. Ensuring that we truly respond to the diverse needs and wants of children and their families. Along with communities, artists and our stakeholders we will continue to make, programme and deliver ambitious work that is inclusive, accessible and relevant to our audiences and participants.”

For further information about Spark Arts for Children visit their website.

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