The CAOS-Dell’Arte Scholarship supports Canadian artists who are attending training at Dell’Arte International.  This partnership between CAOS and Dell’Arte provides $4000 US per year as a tuition award.

Dell’Arte International is the premier training center for the actor-creator in North America. Located in the remote community of Blue Lake, near the ocean and the redwoods of Northern California, Dell’Arte offers an MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre, a one-year Professional Training program, Summer Intensive Training and a Bali Abroad program.

Hanna Shaka

2018 CAOS Dell Arte Scholarship Recipient

Janie Pinard

2018 CAOS Dell Arte Scholarship Recipient

Previous Scholarship Recipients


2017-18 Janie Pinard, Hannah Shaka
2016-17 Kristy Benz, Joanna Halt
2014-15 Delf Gravert
2013-14 Henry Shikongo
2012-13 Audrey LeClair
2011-12 Janessa Johnsrude
2010-11 Janessa Johnsrude, Ellison Zasko
2009-2010 Alice Nelson

CAOS is proud to support:

Deaf Crows‘ attendance at Sound Off Festival in Edmonton.  Deaf Crows is a deaf and hard of hearing theatre collective in Regina.

Colton Willier and Ethan Aspeslet-Asels’ participation in Quickdraw Animation’s 2017 & 2015 Lockdown, and other animation courses, resulting in the creation of the boys’ two films, Skateboarding Pants and Shirtnami!

Colton Willier and Ethan Aspeslet-Asels and their moms attendance at their film’s screening at ImagineNative in Toronto

Colton Willier and Amy Willier’s  attendance at a screening of Skateboarding Pants at Maoriland 2018 Film Festival. 

Regina’s International Puppet Underground Festival

Zimbabwean actor Tafadzwa Bob Mutumbi’s attendance at Dell’Arte

Kaily Bird and Marla Medicine Shield’s post-secondary studies (via CAOS’s Gloria Blackplume-Bird Memorial Scholarship).



CAOS acknowledges all First Nations, Metis, Inuit, status and non, as caretakers of Turtle Island, and is grateful to the Blackfoot - Kainai, Sikiska, Piikiani Nations, the Dene - Tsuutina Nation, and the Nakota -Welsey, Chiniki, Bearspaw Nations for their patience and guidance as we understand Treaty relationships.

CAOS is based in the city of Calgary, also known as Moh-kins-tsis (“Elbow” in Blackfoot), Winsheesh-pah (“Elbow” in Stoney), Otos-kwunee (“Elbow” in Cree), Kootsisaw (“Elbow” in T’suu T’ina), and Klincho-tinay-indihay (“Horse Town” in Slavey).

The Elbow River gets its name from the distinctive "crook" as it flows towards the Bow River, which gets its name from the reeds that grew along its banks, which local First Nations used to make bows.