"The knowledge that every day there is something more to learn, 
something higher to reach for, something new to make for others, 
makes each day infinitely precious"

-Uta Hagen, Actress & Teacher

  {  SPARK   .  Write.   .   CREATE.   .   Pe r form   .   INSPIRE   .  Engage   .   EMPOWER     }    

“Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.”
  -Uta Hagen

Become a Spark Festival Sponsor

What Do We do?

Spark Creative Works Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) theatre & creative arts company led by female artists, educators, and their supporters seeking to establish greater opportunities for women in our creative community. We work to do so in the areas of performance, film, technical design, management, and written works.

We hope to inspire future generations of artists to promote female empowerment, diversity, and equality within the entertainment industry and our community via our performances, programs, and projects in the state of NY. In addition, we seek to educate and bring social awareness to our audiences regarding women’s issues, rights, & welfare.

What is this project exactly?

This project started out as a "Women's Playwriting Festival" accepting submissions from female playwrights with the intent to produce their work in a live theatre format. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has had to reimagine the way in which we will be producing the work of our writers so that we can continue to serve the women in our artistic community while keeping our artists and audiences safe. 

We will now be adapting it into a year long project, the "Women's Playwriting Project 2020-2021". A total of 20 finalist submissions were selected to be made into short films to be shown at our film festival to be held during the summer of 2021 (pending local health guidelines & restrictions). We will also be releasing virtually staged, original plays, for our "Runner's-up" in the months leading up to our Festival. At that time we are projecting it will be much safer for our audiences to view these films at an outdoor venue together. 

Why Do We Do It?

Our organization's mission is simple; to help women get their work produced, to create more substantial roles for female performers, and to create more opportunities for women in leadership positions within our local NY creative community and beyond. 

We will be helping these artists create content that can further their careers and we will also be providing our local communities with new cultural programs in the form of our virtual showcases and our final main event: Spark's Creative Works: "Film de Femme Festival".

Sponsorship Packages

Match Strike Donor: $1,000

Will earn the sponsor:

  • A producer credit on 1 film short.
  • 2 ticket to the event.
  • 1 guaranteed non-speaking role. 
  • A Spark Creative Works T-Shirt.
  • A Spark Covid-19 protective mask.
  • VIP recognition & seating at the 2021 Awards Ceremony. 

Sparkler Donor: $2,500

Will earn the sponsor:

  • A producer credit on 3 film shorts
  • 4 tickets to the event
  • 2 guaranteed non-speaking roles. 
  • A Spark Creative Works T-Shirt
  • A Spark Covid-19 protective mask
  • VIP recognition and seating at 2021 Awards Ceremony. Presenter of "Award for Best Actress"

Flare Donor: $5,000

Will earn the sponsor:

  • A Producer credit on 6 film Shorts
  • 6 tickets to the event
  • 1 guaranteed walk on role. 
  • A Spark Creative Works Shirt 
  • A Spark Covid-19 protective mask. 
  • VIP recognition and seating at 2021 Awards Ceremony. Presenter of "Award for Best Director"

Dynamite Donor: $10,000

Will earn the sponsor:

  • A producer credit on 15 film shorts.
  • 12 tickets to the event
  • 2 guaranteed walk on roles (1 line)
  • A Spark Creative Works Shirt
  • A Spark Covid-19 protective Mask.
  • Prominent logo placement on marketing materials, signage and programs at live events.
  • Guest of Honor and Presenter of either "Best Actress" OR "Best Director" at the 2021 awards ceremony (2 available). 

Fireworks Donor: $15,000+

$15,000+ Underwriter Level (Only Two Available)

Will earn the sponsor

  • Title of Festival Producer (With their name being titled on each film)
  • Unlimited event tickets
  • 5 guaranteed "Easter Egg" walk on roles. (1 line)
  • A Spark Creative Works Shirt
  • A Spark Covid-19 protective Mask.
  • Prominent logo placement on marketing materials, signage and programs at live events.
  • Business will be featured in publicity in connection to the event as "Sponsored by"
  • Business will be featured on our website and social media. 
  • One of the following full page & color program spaces: inside front cover page OR outside back cover.
  • Guest of Honor and presenter of the award for "Award Best Written Work” or "Best Film" at the 2021 awards ceremony (two available).

How much are we Looking to Raise?

Currently, we are looking to raise an additional $10,000 via sponsorships, advertising, and other live fundraising events in order to produce and showcase selected written submissions from women writers in NY and across the United States. 

Our writing festival was also selected as a grant recipient by the Huntington Arts Council/NYSCA which is a very competitive grant, however, the recent adjustment to our project has expanded our budget considerably and now we are seeking additional funding from potential sponsors like you. Productions and events like this can be expensive, and to make sure our operations run smoothly and our artists and audiences receive the best experience possible we need your help!

During the current health crisis we have witnessed an explosion of creativity and have had over 350 submissions from NY and across the U.S. proving that we are inspiring women with our message and that our project is needed at this time within our community. We are looking to assign each short film production a $500+ Micro Budget.

This additional funding will help us make our festival as successful as possible. With production costs such as locations, set building, costumes, and other basic needs like venue rental, certain equipment requirements, permits, licensing, parking, and more, a sponsorship from your organization will bring us closer to completing our most ambitious project to date. 

A Note to Potential Sponsors:

We are hoping you would consider sponsoring our project. Your generosity means the world to us. Support from our sponsors will help us launch our most ambitious project to date. If you choose to sponsor our event, we can offer you perks like packages of free tickets, event t-shirts, and VIP access in exchange for your contribution. We can also offer you recognition in our project’s printed materials and signage as well as producer credits on a number of films, and the possibility of walk on and background roles depending on your specific donation amount. Donor package info is included for you to peruse.

Please contact us at info.sparkcreativeworks@gmail.com if you have any further questions or would like to set up a meeting to discuss the project further.