Good Things Come In Fives!

Good Things Come In Fives!

There were five Marx Brothers, five stars for the finest in dining, and five Ws to give us the answers. We have five senses and five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot. There are five points on a star and five oceans on the earth. Ralph Waldo Emerson said that “a hero is no braver than an ordinary man but he is brave five minutes longer.” Fives are good. Fives are great. And we at SpringWorks could not be prouder of celebrating our FIFTH BIRTHDAY in May 2015. Come along and join the party! It’s sure to be a good one!

It’s that time of year again, when SpringWorks begins collecting and reading through potentials to fill our roster for the upcoming festival! But for that to happen, we need your art!

We love new works and works in progress, poetry and dance, music and cabarets, puppets and shows for kids of all ages, and visual art of all mediums. We love it raw and refined, edgy and elegant, fearless and family-friendly, and any combination of those you can come up with!

If you’re interested in submitting a piece – or know someone who might have the ideal work – check out ourwebsite for further information and for the submission form. The submission deadline is November 15, 2014. We look forward to reading everyone’s work. Best of Luck!


If you prefer to cheer from the audience or show your support in other ways, we at SpringWorks have plenty of opportunities for you!

Being part of SpringWorks as a Volunteer is a great way to meet exciting people from the Ontario arts community and abroad, to see some amazing performances, and to get a snazzy SpringWorks

 t-shirt! There are lots of ways to volunteer, whether you’d just like to give a few hours of your time to hang up posters and pass out fliers or whether you’re more into ushering and running the concession stand (SmartServe required), we have a place for you and it’s never too early to volunteer. Check out ourwebsite for more information and to fill out aVolunteer Application Form.

Whether you are a local bed & breakfast, restaurant, organization, business or just a single person with a love of the arts, SpringWorks could use your generosity and support. There are plenty of ways, at plenty of levels you can get involved and we’d love to discuss how to benefit you as you play a vital role in nurturing independent art in this region. SpringWorks is a charitable organization and can issues tax receipts. Check out our website for more information on how you can offer your support. Your help makes a difference and we thank you for your generosity.


Take a break from all those getting-ready-for-winter chores that are

eating up our Canadian weekends and experience some of the finest arts and culture that make Stratford and Perth County a great place to live this coming September 26, 27, & 28. This cross-Canada event is free of charge and fun for the whole family!

Get a sneak peek at What’s On The Burner for past presenters of SpringWorks at this exciting evening of new works, music, and spoken word, taking place as part ofGallery Stratford’s inaugural Nuit Blanche from 8-9:30, September 27. Featuring local poet Charles Mountford, local playwrights Heather Davies (Judith), Heather Debling (The Maple Leaves), and Jessi Seguin (Pickled Heart), local soprano Barbara Dunn-Prosser, renowned Canadian actress Nonnie Griffin, and MC’d by the ever effervescent Christina Gordon.

Also, join Christina Gordon for her workshop Dance and Movement for the Stage, Barbara Dunn-Prosser for her concert of WWI songs and text “Lest We Forget,” and join Stratford’s art managers, directors, curators, and leaders for a behind-the-scenes discussion How Does a Museum, Gallery, Symphony, Festival…Happen?

There’s so much more going on, so be sure to check out the Culture Days websitefor what is happening in our region and join the rest of Canada as we create, participate, and celebrate!


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