Some of our projects are long term and offer ongoing support to people. . See below for more details and sign up to our newsletter for regular updates.
Arts and Cultural Ambassadors
With 17 creative partners, 4 schools and 37 ambassadors this programme aims to give young people a real insight into the career opportunities in the sector, build their creative and interpersonal skills and connect them to the world of work. The programme intends to inspire and galvanise the next generation of artists, producers, coordinators and CEO’s.
Adopt a Carehome
We are working in four care homes with four different primary schools and nurseries on this inter generational project. Adopt a care home aims to reduce isolation and loneliness by connecting participants through creative activities. We have been dancing, singing and doing artwork in the sessions. The project will be continuing into the Autumn term.
We are a city of makers; we have invented, discovered and pioneered. We start new trends and change perspectives. Sparks seeks to embed active ageing into the mindset of Sheffield so when it comes to planning events, leisure activities and programming, everyone’s needs, abilities and dreams are considered. We aim to engage people over 50 in curating and producing a local and city wide programme of events from club nights to touring theatre productions; to create a central voice that informs our large city festivals and events how to celebrate and engage our older population.
Start Up is an opportunity for local people aged 50 and over to start something new or develop something they are already involved in. From a gardening group, knitting club or a music night in the local library we want to support older people to create and develop groups, events or activities.