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Artist in Residency Programs

"Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember.  Involve me, I understand"

About Residencies

Our innovative curriculum-linked residencies get kids teaching their peers about science and the environment through theatre. Using inquiry-based learning, students are challenged to discover meaning and relevance in curriculum linked topics pertinent to natural, scientific and environmental issues. Facilitating the development of both critical and creative thinking, we raise environmental and social awareness and empower youth to take part in making positive choices.

Students "Grow A Show" through a series of playwriting and performance workshops over a period of one week - two weeks. The Grow-A-Show program places a team of theatre professionals in your school. Each artist offers a unique blend of science, scene building, scriptwriting, character creation, choreography, co-operative dramatic games, and improvisation. The artists will lead the school in the creation, rehearsal, and performance of a brand new, science inspired work of theatre, showcasing the students in an environmental extravaganza of their own invention.

Combining arts with science education provides a basis towards creating vibrant self-expression and a deeper, more personalized understanding of concrete subject matter. In addition to nourishing individual imagination and creativity, the Grow-A-Show program also develops a school-wide sense of teamwork and collaboration.

Artist in Residency program pricing is based on the number of classes participating. Please contact us for a quote. Check out funding options below. 

New! Ask us about our 1-3 day Mini Residencies for Fall & Spring 2022/23 thanks to development support from Alberta Ecotrust



"I loved watching the community building happening within the classrooms and throughout the building. I also loved watching students who might not typically be engaged or take risks step up and take some risks and enjoy themselves."


 Dr. Ken Sauer School (Medicine Hat)

"Students got to have an important role in the play and their input was central to the development of the performance. Learning science concepts through drama provided another pedagogical approach to reinforcing previously learned ideas. It was a fun, engaging and rewarding learning experience!"

West Springs School (Calgary)

Interested in more information? Please send us a note indicating the number of classrooms at your school that would be participating and we'll get back to you with a quote you right away!

Funding Opportunities


The Alberta Foundation for the Arts supports residency programs in Alberta schools through the Artist and Education project grant stream. Grants can cover up to 50% - 75% of an Artist in Residency Program.

Deadline for submission is April 1st

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The A+ for Energy program is offered to teachers to assist them in providing innovative classroom projects for their students to explore energy topics that will be increasingly important to their future.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to provide the funds necessary to implement the winning projects

Deadline May 1st.

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