• a play-date with your muse
  • participatory—everyone plays!
  • time-limited, giving you a short period to create a new piece of art, writing, or music
  • a great way to get inspired by an art form other than your own

It starts like this:

Visual artists, writers, and musicians get paired up and trade work. Everyone sends their partner an inspiration piece—something created just for this project or taken from their portfolio. Using that work, each SPARK participant creates a response piece in their own medium.

Once the project begins, the collective creative energy starts to flow, fueling the endeavors of individual artists, writers, and musicians from coast to coast and around the world. Often, that energy remains after the project’s ten-day period and the desire to create takes hold deep inside of you, inspiring  more work, more creativity, and more, more, more.

Really. It happens!

The results can be amazing, so take a look. You can see the results of each project round—inspiration pieces and responses—by clicking the “See the work” tab, above, or by following the links in the sidebar. You can also learn more about the project and its history.

If you like what you see, or want to join us next time around, or want to contact a specific artist or writer, send me a note. I’d love to hear from you!

–Amy Souza
Arlington, Virginia


One Response to SPARK is…

  1. Linda Monk says:

    Oooo, Oooooo, ooooo, AMY!! Can’t wait to join you for another one of these!

    Am out of town now but this sounds juicy and delicious and exactly what I need to get my creative energy flowing again!

    Thanks so much,


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