Artists In School Residencies


Quest Theatre's Artists in School Residency program provides schools with an interactive week-long theatrical experience where a team of artists facilitates the creation of an original production that includes everyone. 

When working with Elementary schools, all grade levels including Kindergarten are incorporated and when working with Jr. and Sr. High Schools we typically work with drama classes or a specific grade level.

The details of a residency are determined in coordination with the school to best suit its unique needs. A Quest residency easily works along side regular classes and can be adapted to accommodate 4-day weeks.



Shakespeare Plays:
Choose from an assortment of abridged versions of some Shakespeare's most beloved plays; Midsummers Night Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet or Twelfth Night

Canadian Authors:
A collection of stories written by Canadians including Robert Munch, Melanie Watts and Kyo Maclear.

Cultural Stories:
A collection of folk stories from around the world that highlight similarities and differences to global customs and traditions.

Students create their own stories based on selected virtues including kindness, curiosity and courage. Some schools go further by integrating themes or units of study into the virtues such as curiousity about the water cycle, courage of explorers or kindness in community.

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Please Note:
The final price depends on the number Artists required based on the number of students/classes at the school. The final amount will be calculated when finalizing the school details.
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Transportation Surcharge
A transportation surcharge is levied to schools that are more than 100kms from Calgary. Final cost of the surcharge will be calculated based on the total distance the school is from Calgary.
Fees for a Residency:
The fees for a residency are based on the # of students/classes, geographic location of school and booking date; and range from $7,500- $13,000 (+GST) The final price for this booking will be confirmed by our Tour and Residency Coordinator who will the contact you to finalize the dates, times and cost for your school's Artists in School Residency week.
Funding Assistance:
Schools are eligible to apply for a grant to cover 50% or 75% of the residency fee (excluding GST) through the Alberta Foundation For The Arts (AFA). If you are a school outside the municipal boundary of Calgary or Edmonton proper and your artist has to travel more than 100kms from home, you are eligible for up to 75% of the residency fee. All other schools are eligible for up to 50% of the residency fee. The application deadline for the 2015-16 season is April 1st, 2016.