July 06, 2022
Tricia Knowles (she/her) is a queer, Mi’kmaq settler who has been exploring her
individuality and identity through a pre-colonial lens, within the arts and the spaces and
places where her ancestry intersects.
As an arts promoter and cultural curator, Tricia has a passion for creative placemaking and
for crafting interactive, immersive events which inspire residents to be part of the
change they want to see in their community. She holds a certificate in Cultural Planning
and Development from UBC and a diploma in Radio and Television Arts (Broadcast
Journalism) from NSCC.
With more than 20 years of experience in media, marketing, and promotions Tricia has
worked on several festivals such as Kingston WritersFest, Ottawa’s Music and Beyond,
the award-winning performance-based haunt Fort Fright, Skeleton Park Music & Arts
Festival, Harvest Festival, and Wavelength Music’s Summer and Winter festivals in
Toronto, among others.
She is a lover of both old-timey and contemporary circus and is a stiltwalker and costumer. Other joy practices include swimming, bicycles, foraging for mushrooms and herbs, and getting lost in a book.