Click here to meet Filament’s First SPARK Artists!

This pandemic is extremely hard on artists, and it’s extremely hard on kids. So we’ve created SPARK, an artistic development and residency program for individual artists making work FOR and WITH young people!

2021 SPARK residencies will be hosted in April, May, and June 2021


Creating Together

Filament Theatre creates work for, by, and with young audiences. For the first time with SPARK, youth will also be curating the entire experience! With support and skill-building from Filament’s artistic and education directors, a curatorial team of 3rd-8th graders will be entirely responsible for the selection of up to three SPARK artists.

Once selected, each artist will be assigned one month where they are in residence at Filament Theatre. At least 2 out of 3 residency months will be allocated to BIPOC artists.

To learn more about Filament’s values, and how they inform our art-making, click below!


For Young People

DO YOU EVER…DREAM about what type of play you’d make if you were in charge?

…IMAGINE what it’s like to be a director?

 … WONDER how a theatre chooses its shows?

Filament needs 3rd – 8th graders just like you to join our team! Join SPARK and choose the art, plays, and projects made at Filament this year.

Click here to learn more or apply!


For Artists

Imagine the kind of art your 5, 7, or 10 year-old self would want to see, make, or experience right now. Apply to SPARK, and come make that thing a reality!

Selected Artists receive a $1000 stipend, a $250 materials budget, access to Filament Theatre’s space and stock, and administrative and artistic development support from Filament’s staff and youth artistic teams throughout the residency. 

Click here to learn more or apply!


Participation in SPARK is provided free of charge to young people. If you find value in this program, and you are in a place to support its continued production, please consider making a donation to Filament Theatre by clicking the donate button.