How to Support SPARK

SPARK Photo Festival depends solely on the support and patronage of its friends, sponsors and community supporters. For an entire month this region-wide Festival of more than 25 exhibits and the spectacular work of hundreds of photographers is free to the public as it announces the arrival of Spring. As a not-for-profit organization SPARK needs your support to make this happen! No donation is too small and we have various donation and sponsorship levels available.

SPARK is a unique festival in the local arts community and the only regional festival of its kind in Canada. In 2023 we celebrate the 10th anniversary of SPARK. The Festival features emerging and award-winning photographers in partnership with public venues who host the works and showings. With venues in the City and County of Peterborough, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes and with contributors from across the region and the province. This free-to-attend festival is a significant contributor to our regional economy, drawing interest and attendance to our merchants, public institutions and hospitality locations, and to the community as a whole.

Become a Friend of SPARK with a donation or choose one of our Sponsorship Levels (see the PDF below for opportunities). Easy online donations can be made right here by e-transfer or with a credit card via PayPal (you don’t need a PayPal account), or by cheque.

Friends of SPARK

Levels and Benefits $750 Cash/GIK $500 Cash/GIK $250 Cash/GIK $100 Cash
Friends of SPARK acknowledgement signage List List List List
Private preview/reception of Juried and Showcase Exhibits
Friends of SPARK/Sponsors Web Page
Framed photograph from the Showcase or Juried exhibit *cash sponsor only

*Note: SPARK Photo Festival is an incorporated not-for-profit organization and is not able to provide charitable tax receipts.

Complete this Donation Information Form and follow payment instructions below for your preferred method.

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    Website: (for sponsorship level of $2,500 and above)

    For amounts above $750 and Gift-in-Kind (GIK) donations, please contact Jennifer MacKenzie, Festival Director to make arrangements. If you prefer to complete the acknowledgement information directly rather than the above form, please email and we will collect the information.

    SPARK is very grateful to be powered by donors and sponsors. Thank you for being involved. 

    To pay by cheque:

    1. Make cheque payable to SPARK Photo Festival and mail to:
      SPARK Photo Festival
      179-171A Rink Street
      Peterborough, ON K9J 2J6

    There are 2 ways to Donate online.

    E-Transfer (preferred):

    1. Note "e-transfer" on your Online Donation Form (above).
    2. Send the e-transfer for your chosen donation amount to

    For Credit Card payment or PayPal account:

    1. Note "PayPal" on your Online Donation Form (above).
    2. Using the form below, select your amount, click "Add to Cart" and follow prompts to complete the transaction (credit cards will be processed through PayPal). If you wish to donate an amount not shown, you can choose more than one amount, or input a quantity for multiples of the same amount. Your total will show in your cart.
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    2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

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    SPARK Photo Festival is an incorporated not-for-profit organization. Ontario Incorporation #1880001.