Bio

Michael Cheung and Kristin Cheung
Michael Cheung (big bro) and Kristin Cheung (sometime in the 90s)

Hello!

I’m an arts administrator and fundraiser, I’m originally from Edmonton and now currently residing in Vancouver, Canada. Last year I completed my Masters in Arts Admin & Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths Uni of London.  A few years ago I’ve co-founded “The Future is you and me”, a free community mentorship program for young women of colour in the arts. I’m passionate about the intersection of race/gender in the arts and social justice issues.

Over the past ten years, I’ve worked in music, literary arts, theatre, visual arts, and now a film festival. It’s been really fun and interesting working in this field but now I’m at a point where I question a lot of what we do, why, and how best to serve our community.

xoxo
Kristin

Work-ish bio

Kristin Cheung is a fundraiser with 10+ years of experience working in arts and non-profit organizations in Metro Vancouver. Born and raised in Treaty 7 territory in Alberta, she now lives and works on the traditional, unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples. 

Kristin is passionate about working with and supporting the work for under-represented communities and has volunteered and fundraised for numerous culturally diverse non-profits in Vancouver and Edmonton. In 2016, she co-founded ‘The Future is you and me’, a free community mentorship program for young women of colour and Indigenous women in the arts. The intersectional feminist program aims to build a future with strong, diverse women in leadership positions, reflective of the current cultural landscape. 

Kristin has a Masters in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths University of London and spends her free time as a Board member of Centre A (Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art) in Chinatown and Room magazine (West Coast Feminist Literary Magazine Society).

Short-ish bio

Kristin has owned 2 cats, fostered 2 cats and has visited 2 castles. She also works in non-profits in the arts.