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Call for Proposals--Performing Arts in Rural Communities Symposium

Deadline August 30, 2013

The Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communities (SPARC) will bring together rural creators, producers, presenters and animateurs to initiate a dialogue about how to develop and sustain the performing arts in rural communities and building place-based culture to develop rural communities.

The first of its kind in Canada, the symposium will focus on the business of performing arts in a rural setting, and feature three streams of exploration – creation, production and presentation – across four disciplines of the performing arts – dance, theatre, music and media arts.

This symposium is being held on April 24-27, 2014 at Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts in Haliburton.

SPARC Invites proposals for workshops, seminars, panels and sound bytes that showcase excellence, that present innovative information and/or provide insight into the business of performing arts within these broad categories: Creative approaches to engagement and investment in cultural tourism; Rural adaptive capacity building; Community engagement; Youth; Education and training; and Strategic planning and partnerships.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, August 30, 2013

For more information, please contact Rachel Gillooly, Project Coordinator at (705) 454-8107 or by email at  [email protected].