Sienna Solberg to head SPARK! program in Missoula

Sienna Solberg

Sienna Solberg will serve as the new executive director of the SPARK! arts program in Missoula, beginning on June 1.

Tom Bensen, executive director of Arts Missoula, said Solberg has served as an outreach specialist and youth development coordinator for the Missoula Flagship Program, and as a behavior specialist at Washington Middle School.

Solberg holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in studio fine arts from the University of Montana. Her past experience includes fundraising and community awareness, coordinated after-school programs, training and professional development, and she has served on the Friends of Flagship advisory board.

Solberg will replace Jackalynn Snow, who is moving with her family to Salvador, Brazil, to teach drama at an International School.

The SPARK! program serves as Missoula’s chapter of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Any Given Child initiative to ensure equity and access in arts education for all K-12 students in Missoula County Public Schools.

The project includes MCPS, the city of Missoula, University of Montana’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, Arts Missoula, the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, the Checota Foundation, and numerous artists and arts organizations throughout Missoula.