Sparc Digital Creatives Day

Interested in Radio Production, Digital Arts, Game Design, Music Production and Coding?  Come to our Digital Arts Day at The Factory in Porth on Tuesday 16th August 3:30pm-7:30pm. The event is completely FREE but places are limited (Ages 11+).

Please book by emailing claire@valleyskids.biz 

or guy@valleyskids.biz or via the Sparc Facebook Page. Hope to see you there!

Make It! Job Opportunities

(Deadline extended until the 15th August!)

Make It! A brand-new network, participation, commissioning and touring programme; designed by and for emerging artists, aged 18 - 29 living and/ or working in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT).

Commissioning Support (Freelance)

Commissioning Lead (Freelance)


You can download the full written job pack here

We are Sparc

We are Sparc - Valleys Kids Youth Arts project, we use theatre and art to explore different areas of our lives, we both create our own work and collaborate with others to ignite change through the arts in our communities and beyond.

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Life Hack 2022

Life Hack is a free inspirational event for young people to meet with industry professionals and take part in creative, interactive workshops.

Make It!

Make it! is a new model of theatre making. It is an emerging artist-led network that seeks to connect up-and-coming performance creatives aged 18 – 29 in RCT with each other. Make it! also aims to innovate the way performance is commissioned, made and toured.

Powerful Interventions

We recently worked with artist Bethan Marlow for Powerful Interventions at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff (as part of Festival of Voice).

Click HERE to read more about the event! A huge well done to everyone involved!

Are you Sparc?

Are you aged 7 – 25 interested in drama, music, video, dance or any of the other arts? If so we would love to hear from you.

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Sparc Plus

Want to make a difference? Join our 16+ Sparc Plus programme, we offer mentoring and support, the chance to volunteer on all aspects of Youth Theatre productions as well as creating your own projects.

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Drama Workshops

Each week we run Drama Workshops in our Valleys Kids centres in Penygraig, Dinas, Rhydyfelin and Penyrenglyn for children and young people aged between 7 and 13 - see events for more details.

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Sparc in Schools

Sparc works closely with our local cluster schools in all our key areas. We run arts projects in schools including film, theatre and photography to work creatively with pupils.

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Afon Dance

Afon Community Dance has always worked in collaboration with Sparc offering creative dance classes and showcasing their beautiful work at Soar Centre see calendar for details of classes.

Puddle Jump (Stories for Families)

With the support of the Arts Council of Wales’ Covid-19 Stabilisation Fund, Sparc joined forces with their Future Families Team to launch this exciting new project to support the wellbeing of children and families.  Puddle Jump is a therapeutic storytelling project offering support to families in a creative and imaginative way.

What is Sparc?

We are a Youth Arts project in Rhondda Cynon Taff. We work together & learn from each other. From the moment we enter the room we begin a journey of creativity, discovery & growth.

The Sparc team is an integral part of the community development work at Valleys Kids and we work with young people in a variety of settings.

Using creative techniques the children and young people explore different areas of their lives and the lives of others in a positive way.

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Upcoming events & workshops | Calendar

Sparc Timetable
01/10/22

Sparc Timetable

Sparc are operating a timetable that includes online and face to face sessions. Please check in advance which is available. 

12/08/22

Mentoring and Support

As part of our 16-25 Sparc Plus programme, we offer young people mentoring and support.

15/08/22 17:15 to 18:15 | Dance

Groovers Creative Dance

Groovers creative dance is run in partnership with Afon dance for anyone aged 8-12.

15/08/22 18:00 to 19:30 | Drama | Film | Theatre

Rhydyfelin Youth Theatre

We are a welcoming and friendly group who have fun learning new skills creating theatre and multi media work with the emphasis on creating a full scale production.

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Sparc Love Letters

The poetry of motion.

The explosion of imagination.

A place to belong.

In company we grow strong.

The Sparc that lights the fire in our hearts!

 

Good luck for another 20 years.

Tom Stupple

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