Hey girls, you and me are the future

Hey girls, you and me are the future. I’m currently sitting at Toronto Pearson International Airport realizing that in the past 8-months, I’ve travelled across the country from Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Victoria and Vancouver for conferences, summits and meetings about Canada’s cultural and community sector. The biggest thing I’ve noticed is a lack of diversity …

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Activating Audiences Through Arts and Culture in Chinatown

A summary of my report for my talk at the 2016 Edmonton Chinatown Conference. My session topic – Tools for the Future: Activating Chinatowns through arts and culture – how cultural spaces can attract and engage new and diverse audiences to Chinatown. My grandmother lived in the Chinese Elders Mansion in Chinatown Edmonton, on the same block …

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Developing a new way of thinking – arts funding

In November 2015, I was invited to Montreal along with many other delegates for the National Young Professionals Summit for the Arts, hosted by Business for the Arts . A one-day summit to bring together cultural workers, artists and young professionals to discuss topics ranging from philanthropy, art collecting, to the struggles of being a young independent artist. The summit was also …

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Storytelling Show – Radio show with Erika Thorkelson discussing arts + community

Last week I basically had a panic attack while attending FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery.  I was in the middle of a 60-hour work week; that included: Grantwriting for small non-profit art organizations Facilitating a strategic planning meeting Meetings with Board members in my part-time job Meetings with my volunteer-run print publication Attending art …

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The top three awesome things that happened in Chinatown in 2014 – The Georgia Straight

Published on The Georgia Straight http://www.straight.com/news/796401/top-three-awesome-things-happened-chinatown-2014 by KRISTIN CHEUNG on DEC 29, 2014 at 1:16 PM THIS PAST YEAR marked a pivotal time of change for Vancouver’s Chinatown neighborhood. It was the year that saw the closure of the popular long-running Chinatown Night Market and the 100+ year old Ho Sun Hing Printers letter shop, …

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