Supporters

As a not-for-profit organization & registered charity we count on the support of our community to deliver the “out-of-desk experience” that empowers youth of all socio-economic backgrounds and learning abilities to reach their full potential.​

What does Trickster need funding for?

How can I help?

Support a residency theme

Support Schools that are exploring what it means to be Canadian. 

Our goal is to raise $10,000 to support up to 2 schools exploring this theme.

Support Schools that are exploring Diversity. 

These schools will look at what it means to welcome others to be part of their local, national and international family.

Our goal is to raise $15,000 to support up to 3 schools exploring this theme.

Support Schools that are exploring Reconciliation. 

Schools choosing this theme are learning about this important part of Canadian history and looking to the present in order to find the balance between different world views.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 to support up to 2 schools exploring this theme.

Support schools that are exploring global issues like Water and Human Rights.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to support up to 4 schools exploring this theme.

Support Schools that are exploring The Leader in Me principles. 

This theme looks at the leadership values that inspire our youth, helping students determine the steps towards their own success.

Our goal is to raise $50,000 to support up to 10 schools exploring this theme.

Support Schools that are exploring Literary Genres. 

Each class will create a theatre piece based on a literary genre, including Science Fiction, Fables, Documentary, Detective Novels, Poetry, Historical Fiction, and more.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to support up to 4 schools exploring this theme.

Support Schools that are exploring the history and dreams of their own community. 

These schools will look at the past, celebrate local heroes, and imagine what the future looks like.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 to support up to 5 schools exploring this theme. (very popular theme)

Support Schools that are exploring Science.

Classes will explore the science curriculum by acting it out. They will create a physical understanding of topics such as plant growth, flight, magnetism, and more.

Our goal is to raise $50,000 to support up to 10 schools exploring this theme.

See what we do for our partners

Fund Raising Campaigns

In-School Video Residency Development

Trickster is creating a new residency program format due to Covid19.  Telling video-based stories rather than theatre-based enables us to keep students farther apart as as well eliminate big performance gatherings. To support this move to video we are raising $250,000.

The funds will be used for 2 things. The purchase of cameras, green screens. mics, lights, tripods and editing gear.

RAISED TO DATE:  $159,000 

Funds raised to date come from Heritage Canada, The City of Calgary, the Rozsa Foundation, The Community Initiatives Program and the Totem Foundation.

Campaign Goal: $250,000

Storytelling Online

Our new storytelling program has become very popular. We are now raising funds to roll-out the program across Canada.  The program is offered to classes as a set of two 75 minute sessions. In each one a story is developed with the help of the facilitating artist. The cost is $150 per classroom.

RAISED TO DATE:  $70,000.

Funds raised to date come from The Government of Canada, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Calgary Arts Development Authority, and The EPCOR Heart and Soul Fund.

Campaign Goal:  $200,000, 

Science Online

We are taking our work with science and theatre and creating Online modules to teach most of the Alberta K-6 science curriculum through theatre.   We are raising funds to both create the content and test it in classrooms. 

RAISED TO DATE:  $35,000

Funds raised to date come from The Rozsa Foundation, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Calgary Arts Development Authority, and the SM Blair Family Foundation. 

Campaign Goal:  $175,000

Artist Training Program (Adapting to Covid)

Covid 19 has meant that theatre artists are struggling to find work. The challenge in this pandemic is to be able to work digitally. This means training in new mediums like video production and graphics. 

We are committed to bringing our artists along with us on this journey of adaptation. Funds donated to this campaign can be leveraged 3 to 1 using the federal wage subsidy program.

RAISED TO DATE: $35,000

Funds raised to date come from Heritage Canada and The City of Calgary.

Campaign Goal:  $100,000

Find out more about our work

Trickster helped our students come alive in physical theatre and showed them another way to learn. Students were enthusiastic, creative, took risks and looked invincible on stage. Students have created memories that will stay with them for many years to come.

- Barb Davis, Waverly Elementary School, Edmonton 2019-20

Trickster Theatre was a special experience for our staff, students and community. Our students were fully engaged and empowered to bring their ideas to life. Trickster was able to help create memories that will last a lifetime!

- Brian Pedersen, École Danserau Meadows, Beaumont 2019-20

If you are looking to enhance your connection with your community, Tricksters is your key. What about staff collaboration and energizing students? Tricksters ties the performance philosophy into every day of the residency. Students learn about physical theatre, themselves, and their teacher. The teacher learns about how students can shine when offered a different learning approach. Teachers learn about their peers and develop a shared knowledge of the theme. It can be inspiring. Take the chance. Check out Tricksters!

- * G.LaCoste A.B.Daley School, Nanton, AB 2018-19

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