SPARKS

SPARKS

The SPARKS Programme

The SPARKS programme is a new artistic development project 2019 - 2022, funded by Finnish Culture Foundation and Dance House Helsinki to support artists in Finland who desire to create new large scale works. Acknowledging the present conditions that artists are operating in locally, the project framework responds by providing key resources for dancemakers to support the entire creation process; from research to residency to production. This includes fees for a working group, adequate residency time in a rehearsal studio and theatre, and access to consult leading dramaturgs, producers, and choreographers throughout the process.


The open call for applications for the Pannuhalli stage

The seminar during October–November 2020. The application period starts on 15 December 2020.

Proposals for performances for the Erkko Hall selected

The proposals for the Erkko Hall performances are created by a group of artists with a strong artistic practice.

Progress of the Erkko Hall productions

The SPARKS project on the Erkko Hall will progress in three phases. The project includes a research period, artist residency and three-week production phase.

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SPARKS advisors


The advisors of the SPARKS project will contribute diverse expertise in choreography, dramaturgy, production, networking and touring practices.

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