December SPARK! News
Winter SPARK! Arts Artist Residencies

SPARK! Arts teaching artists have been keeping warm this winter with LOTS of exciting residencies. This month, Kate Crouch has been integrating dance into lessons about weather in third grade classrooms at Franklin. Meanwhile, one of our newest artists, Sneed Collard, has been leading creative writing workshops for fifth grade classes at Rattlesnake. In January, we look forward to hearing all about Jennifer Corbin's Caribbean dance residencies at Lewis & Clark Elementary! We keep our artist residency calendar up to date on our website HERE if you are interested in more information. 

Click this link HERE! & scroll down to "Arts Integration". There is a new video documenting 5th graders at Paxson Elementary creating Barriletes through SPARK!
100 for 100
Arts Giving Campaign

You can send an entire classroom to an art experience! Be one of 100 people to participate in our 100 for 100 campaign and give $100 now OR give just $8.33 per month for one year. We are already making amazing progress towards our goal and are looking to reach 100 gifts of 100 dollars by December 31st, 2018! Click  HERE!  to donate. THANK YOU so much in advance for your support. #sparkthearts 

SPARK! Arts at First Night Missoula

Have you made your plans for New Years Eve? First Night Missoula by Arts Missoula is on Monday, December 31st from noon to midnight. First Night is a NYE community arts festival and SPARK! will be joining in on the fun. Come see us in the University Center Atrium for face painting with artists from Painting with a Twist from 3-6pm! Thank you Painting with a Twist for supporting arts in education!  Click here for details 

Letter B NYE at the Top Hat

Letter B, a rock/folk/indie-hip-pop group will be performing at the Top Hat, downtown at 10:15pm on Monday, December 31st, New Years Eve. A portion of the proceeds go to SPARK! Arts. How amazing! Big THANK YOU to Letter B and Logjam Foundation for making this partnership possible and supporting SPARK! Arts. More info HERE!
Other News:


SPARK! in the News

"MISSOULA - Have you ever thought about using art as a way to learn science? Or maybe using dance to solve a math problem? Well, unique learning habits is what SPARK! Ignite Missoula is all about. It's an initiative from the John F. Kennedy Center for the performing arts in Washington, DC - and they basically have one goal..." KPAX

Check out the full article and video: HERE! Thank you, KPAX for featuring SPARK! Interested in reading more about SPARK! in the News? Click HERE! for more article links.

Like SPARK! on Facebook

We are trying to get to 750 likes by the end of 2018! We are SO close to reaching our goal. Go to our Facebook page, linked below, and give us a LIKE and invite your friends to like our page! This helps us out and lets more people know about the work we are doing - advocating for arts education, arts integration and arts for arts' sake! Thank you in advance.

Share your SPARK! for the Arts:

Are you interested in sharing with us what has drawn you to the art world? We know that by sharing stories, we are able to draw connections and be reminded of why we all care so much about the arts and arts in education. Please share your "SPARK! for the Arts" story on our website, HERE!

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