PuSh Blog

Tricia Knowles

July 06, 2022

Tricia Knowles (she/her) is a queer, Mi’kmaq settler who has been exploring identity through a pre-colonial lens, within the arts and the natural spaces and places where branches of 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, and is the Artistic Director and lead creator of Calliope Collective.

With more than 20 years of experience in media, marketing, and promotions she has worked on several festivals such as Kingston WritersFest, Skeleton Park Music & Arts Festival, Kick & Push, Harvest Festival, KNIPD, and Wavelength Music. As a producer she has been involved with WWF’s Earth Hour, Ottawa’s Music and Beyond and the award-winning performance-based immersive haunt experience Fort Fright, 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, dancing, live music (especially big brass jazz bands), and getting lost in a book.