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Other works

 
I work in various disciplines outside of visual arts, and here are some of them:

Labour in the Arts (LIA)

Labour in the Arts is an arts collective that attempts to observe and demystify the canadian nonprofit arts industry through experimentation and with creative projects. This collective was created in 2020 by me and Jason Li, and shortly after joined by Madeline McCaffrey and Wing Lam Leung, and is currently grassroots and volunteer run.
The work and mission evolves based on what the growing collective feels is a “need” of the industry. We’re currently researching to design a needs-based-artsworld-reimagination exercise with a Canada Council for the Arts Grant.
4 people in zoom calls think together in an illustrated forest of blue flowers

Korean seniors don’t care for Bingo.

The Arirang Age-Friendly Community Centre is a Toronto-based non-profit organization that develops health programs and services for Korean seniors and their caregivers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). As part of Choa Magazine’s Issue 3.2 Aging in Place, I wrote a creative essay on the aging and growing Korean community in Canada.

Dead Korean Girl Comedy Show/처녀귀신 코미디 쇼

Over the last year I’ve been working with my collaborator Jenn Park on developing a bilingual play about what happens when you die as a Korean woman in Canada, called Dead Korean Girl Comedy Show (처녀귀신 코미디쇼).
Currently a work-in-progress, we are developing the script with the support from the Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators, with recommendations from Nightwood Theatre and the Toronto Fringe.In summer 2022 we visited Ottawa to complete our draft and will be looking for community consultants, dramaturges, actors (readers), and collaborators in the near future. You can contact me about this work via my instagram.
Two Korean women in a white ghostly hanbok, poses happily in front of the Korean Embassy of canada
My retweet of the Playwrights Guild of Canada's event Promotional Strategies where I wrote "The reason why "marketing as a one person job" is possible in the arts is because so many people who work in it are natural storytellers who have always been curious of human behaviours and thoughts. If you are a creative, you are already an intuitive marketer. Join the convo!"

It’s a gig economy

I am an artsworker with experience working in cultural organizations such as the Toronto International Festival of Authors and Theatre Passe Muraille. I have a keen interest in Canadian cultural policy, nonprofit labour advocacy and community centric fundraising.
While I currently work most in the marketing/communications of the theatre world, I also have love and experience for producing.
I occasionally take on freelance work and grant writing in my spare(?) time. The best place to connect with me is via Linkedin. If you have a Theatre Passe Muraille related inquiry, please visit passemuraille.ca.