The SPACE is a CRA registered not-for profit Charitable organization that brings the world of the arts to the rural community of Springfield, Manitoba and surrounding area through a variety of art classes including many styles of dance, theatre, visual, literary, music and much more.
The SPACE is fuelled by dedicated volunteers under the artistic vision of executive director Jay Buchanan. Many of the SPACE's teachers are mature students who have gone through the Mentorship Program. Our volunteer Board of Directors and efficient office staff oversee matters of governance and implementation. Together, our mission is to bring arts opportunities to residents living in rural areas that would never have them otherwise. For the Community, by the Community.
The SPACE oversees the subsidiaries of Cooks Creek Dance Academy, Springfield Theatre Company, Springfield Community Performing Programs, and Springfield Arts Council. All programs under the SPACE's mandate are focused on providing arts education to children, youth, adults and seniors. Program educational opportunities are open to all regardless of ability or economic background.
Dance. Act. Perform.
The SPACE is a Charitable organization that brings the world of the arts to the rural community of Springfield, Manitoba and surrounding area through a variety of art classes including many styles of dance, theatre, visual, literary, music and much more. Our highly trained and certified instructors have a wealth of experience in teaching and performing various styles and disciplines. We have a passion for the arts and for helping others discover their inner artist and performer.
To educate and increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the arts by providing performances of an artistic nature in public places and by providing seminars on topics related to such performances; and to advance education by establishing and operating schools.
To provide a positive and stimulating environment for youth and adults to gain knowledge and skills and to share the love of the arts while at the same time developing self-esteem, self-confidence, physical and emotional well-being by offering structured classes and performance opportunities.
Our belief is that arts education is more than learning how to perform. It is a tool on which to build physical awareness, poise, grace, self-esteem and confidence.