Welcome to Spark!

A participatory, inclusive creativity event…

that’s Spark, and we want you to join us!

Open to writers, musicians, and visual artists of all kinds, Spark takes place four times each year.

During each 10-day project round, participants create new work using someone else’s art, writing, or music as inspiration. All resulting work is then displayed online, alongside the piece that inspired it.

This site contains inspiration and response pieces from Spark’s 2010 – 2017 rounds. You can view those pieces by clicking “Home,” above. You can also see the results from Spark’s first six rounds here.

Spark rounds take place in February, May, August, and November and are open to all. We also hold postcard exchanges a few times each year. If you’d like to join us, send Amy a note!

2017 Spark Dates

Spark 32: February 22 – March 3

Spark 33: May 24 – June 2

Spark 34: August 30 – September 8

Spark 35: November 22 – December 1 (changed to November 29 – December 8)