SPARC's Annual Fund Gives Opportunities and Access to Youth
SPARC's Annual Fund provides vital opportunities to young people throughout our community, and we ask for your support!
In addition to offsetting the cost of SPARC's excellent classes and camps, SPARC uses charitable gifts to provide financial aid and outreach programs to young people throughout our community. Most young people benefiting from our outreach programs would otherwise never have the opportunity to access something like SPARC and the invaluable life skills that we provide. Our donors make the difference in the lives of the students we serve.
Tuition makes up just 48% of SPARC's budget. Will you please make a tax-deductible gift online today?
|Enroll for a Summer of Fun with SPARC!
SPARC offers a full range of half-day and full-day summer camps, workshops, and productions for ages 4-18. SPARC programs do more than just teach students to act, sing, and dance – they "set the stage for LIFE" through enhanced confidence, creativity, and teamwork.
SPARC is for young people at every age and every stage – from the first-timer to the experienced budding professional. SPARC programs for every age group are taught by experienced professionals. Camps begin June 16 and are offered continuously throughout the summer.
You can view program descriptions, schedules, locations and more in our Classes section. We hope you choose to join the SPARC family this Summer!
SPARC and Montgomery-Gaff Release New LIVE ART Short Film
SPARC and award-winning documentary filmmakers Martin Montgomery and Bill Gaff have released a new, 9-minute short film about SPARC's LIVE ART program, "LIVE ART: Through the Artists' Eyes." The film can be viewed on YouTube at bit.ly/LiveArtShortFilm2.
Their previous short film, "The LIVE ART Story," won the national PBS 2013 Online Film Festival after being nominated to the contest by Richmond's public broadcasting station, WCVE.
This new short film allows viewers to hear directly from the featured guest performers on SPARC's LIVE ART: Tree of Life concert on December 22, 2013, which performed to a sold-out crowd of over 3,400 at Richmond's Altria Theater. Artists k.d. lang, Jason Mraz, Christina Perri, Richard Jenkins, Robbin Thompson, Susan Greenbaum, and more share their passion and enthusiasm for the experience of performing with this inclusive group of young people.
Watch it now!