Project Co-Lead

Kristin Cheung 冮雪莉
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Kristin Cheung is a fundraiser and arts administrator with 10+ years of experience working in arts and non-profits. Born and raised in amiskwaciwâskahikan territory (also known as Edmonton), she now lives and works on the traditional, unceded traditional territory of the Katzie, Semiahmoo, Kwantlen First Nations, also known as Surrey.

Kristin is currently the Executive Director of Community Arts Council of Vancouver. She is passionate about working with and supporting the work for under-represented communities and has volunteered and fundraised for numerous culturally diverse nonprofits in Vancouver and Edmonton. She’s previously worked at Pivot Legal Society, VIFF, Contemporary Art Gallery, Gateway Theatre, Ricepaper magazine and Geist magazine.

She has a Masters in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths University of London and spends her free time as a Board member at Centre A and Room magazine.

Project Co-Lead

Michelle Ha
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m. (Michelle Ha 何家嘉) is a second-generation Chinese Canadian artist and editor living on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. As much as she enjoys staring at a blank canvas or page every now and then, she also has other interests that include archery, photography, playing cosy games, and reading translated literature and “own voice” stories.

Much of her work in the literary and arts world, and in her personal life, revolves around supporting and uplifting the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, and the LGBTQIA+ community. She worked as a digital publisher and project coordinator for Geist magazine. She was the editor of issue 46.1 for Room. She is currently co-leading the Future Arts Network, a mentorship program for women of colour and marginalised groups.

m. has publications in The Flesh magazine (Summer 2023) and Existere (Spring/Summer 2023).

Project Coordinator

Shanna Cheng
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Shanna Cheng is a Canadian-Chinese, Hard of Hearing emerging curator and printmaker. She has her BFA from ECUAD and Cultural Resource Management certification from UVIC. She currently works out of so-called Vancouver on the unceded lands of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

Her past curations include Inscapes: Our Landscape Within and Amplified Voices exhibitions, both which celebrates and liberates the voices and stories of marginalized artists in our communities. Shanna’s curatorial practice involves collaborating with BIPOC and disability communities on transformative and critical models within exhibition accessibility design and inclusive curation for all bodies. She continues to advocate for underrepresented artists through the disability justice lens of comfort and care practices.