york st john university - our community theatre partner.
York St John University's new city centre community theatre based at SPARK York will offer and promote inspirational, community arts engagement & performance for all in the city that will challenge prejudice, promote social justice and foster creative relationships through accessible, arts participation and performance making.
The York St John University has been contributing to the global theatre industry for over 50 years and the 2 year project in partnership with Spark:York will enable sustainable community arts practice to take place alongside inspiring teaching and learning and impactful research for all involved. The synergy with Spark:York concentrates on a shared ethos of social purpose, activating meaningful & relational arts engagement and acting as a catalyst for change.
The longevity of the project will aim to develop and nurture community networks, forge and sustain meaningful relationships between communities and give insight to the landscape of community arts practice in York. It will also aim to facilitate reflection & understanding in order to find out what the people of the city of York desire for now and for the future in respect to current & emerging community arts practice and performance. We want to bring all these groups together, and enable them to connect, learn, inspire and create together.