blog, public speaking, workshop

New Ways of Working Together

I’ll be speaking at the Alliance for the Arts Conference  next week (June 8, 2017) on the topic about “New Ways of Working Together: The Next Generation.” This panel explores the collaborative ways in which the next generation of artists and creatives are approaching their work and practice. There are so many ways we as millennial are working together through social…

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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 and gender imbalance in leadership…

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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 includes a multi-cultural centre, library…

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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 a forum to develop ideas…

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Baseball, Badbass, Bangs

Oh dang, I’ve been really tempted to start a @tinyletter mailing list because it’s cute and kinda trendy. But like, why? I have this blog that I barely update…I guess I’ll update this thing and graduate to the trendy tinyletter some day. This is a very 2005-esque live journal blog update. Here a few things that I’ve gotten into this past week.…

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Confessions of a cat zinester – Sad Mag

sad mag kristin cheung

“Confessions of a Cat Zinester” in Sad Mag (No #18), chronicles my life as an overall werido: zinester, cat lady and someone confused with online dating. You can buy a real print issue right here. It looks like this:   My zine era lasted not very long. I had to handwrite, scan, photocopy, staple and mail out zines to etsy…

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interview

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

kristin cheung erika thorkelson

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 / social events (okay, that’s…

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press

Flashback: Edmonton Journal, 2005

kristin cheung, edmonton journal 2005

As 2015 begins, I realize I’m turning thirty and currently reflecting on the past few years of what I’ve accomplished. My biggest achievement has always been working + playing in the industry that I’ve been most passionate about since I was an teenager — the arts. —— Ten years ago I started my career in the arts as a d.i.y…

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Writing

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, but it was also home…

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public speaking

Pecha Kucha – community and technology

I did my first ever Pecha Kucha in Richmond, BC on July 2014. It was pretty fun and I learned a lot about public speaking and telling your story in a succinct fashion. The topic was the “What is the relationship between technology and the human experience?” I used a combination of Instagram screen shots and Facebook status updates to present my…

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