DARKSPARK CONTRIBUTES TO SOCIAL CHANGE BY HARNESSING POP CULTURE AND COLLABORATING WITH YOUTH TO REDUCE PREJUDICE AND PROMOTE CROSS CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
A not-for-profit founded by two musicians, Darkspark is driven by a collective of culturally diverse professionals from the music industry and other supporters who recognize the potential of young people to be both present-day and future leaders.
We envision an inclusive society that respects and celebrates diversity, in which engaged youth understand the power of their voices and use them for social change.
What We Do
Working with individuals, schools and communities, Darkspark combines intergenerational and intercultural learning with the pervasive power of pop culture to learn from the past and spark ideas and action towards a more inclusive world.
Our team of recording artists, music producers, educators and filmmakers guide youth to explore the history and current realities of a polarizing issue from many perspectives through shared experiences, storytelling and arts education activities, then to write, record and release pop songs with a social purpose.
Darkspark puts youth at the centre of positive social change – as they find and express their own unique voices on an issue, youth are empowered through each step of the Darkspark experience to lend their voices to the change they want to see in the world.