Helen Yung is an artist, researcher and cultural consultant. She is the researcher-in-residence with Dreamwalker Dance Company and artist-researcher with the Culture of Cities Centre. Helen describes her work as a reflective practice of commentary, connection, creativity and criticality – designing interactions, installations/environments and interventions rooted in the margins of situations.
Helen’s work has been commissioned, produced, presented and supported through grants and residencies by organizations at home and abroad. She is also the sponsorship and fund development advisor for Ontario Public Health Association, advisory council member of the Ontario Nonprofit Network and member of the Board of Directors for hub 14, a 100% self-sustaining artist-run space for art and performance. Helen authored a discussion paper called ‘Rewilding the arts ecosystem: A discussion paper on multidisciplinarity in the arts in Canada’ commissioned by the network of Canadian Public Arts Funders. To read the full discussion paper, click on this LINK.
Paul was excited to speak with Helen about her work as an artist and researcher and how these two roles function together. Connect with Helen through her website (helenyung.com) and on Twitter (@helenyung).
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