Connecting Young People With Creativity in Wakefield

SPARK is the Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) in Wakefield and is made up of a group of organisations and individuals working to ensure children and young people across the borough can enjoy, benefit from and progress in arts and culture.

SPARK aims, through collaboration with partners, for:

More children and young people to influence, take part and progress in a wider range of arts and cultural activity across Wakefield.

Improved visibility, quality and relevance of the arts and cultural offer for young people.

Improved health, wellbeing, creativity, resilience and aspirations of children and young people in and out of formal education.

SPARK collaborates to share ideas, resources and cultural assets to grow a quality cultural offer, in and out of school, for all children and young people in Wakefield.

The partnership was formally established by a number of partners across Wakefield with support from IVE, Yorkshire and the Humber’s ACE Bridge organisation in March 2016. SPARK is made up from the following sectors: Local Authority, Further Education, Schools, Arts and Cultural Organisations, Freelance artists, Youth Sector, Public Health and others. SPARK is inclusive and welcomes new organisations and individuals to our partnership.

Current partners include: