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


My pronouns are she/her/hers. I’m an arts administrator, originally from Treaty 6 territory (Edmonton) and now currently residing in the Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam),
Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations (also known as Vancouver), Turtle Island.

A few career highlights: In 2022, I was nominated in the category of “Arts, Culture, Design” at the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. In 2018, I completed my Masters in Arts Admin & Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths Uni of London.  In 2016, 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, festival, and in 2021 I started my role as Executive Director at Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV). 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.


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 6 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.