This project is for you. It's for women of colour and led by women of colour. 



The Post at 750
750 Hamilton St
Vancouver, BC


January 12, 2019
January 19, 2019
January 26, 2019
February 2, 2019
February 9, 2019
(11am - 2pm)

Organizing Team

Kristin Cheung
Megan Lau
Simranpreet Anand


Program outline

The Future gives young women of colour opportunities to nurture their creative and professional skills and develop a network of like-minded peers and mentors. In a series of five workshops, participants explore the fundamentals of being awesome and effective creative leaders with the help of some of the city's most inspiring women, including artists, creators and activists.

The program also provides networking opportunities. Participants will meet mentors, build their networks and obtain practical skills and knowledge that will help them to become confident, engaged young leaders in arts and culture.

Since our last series of workshops, we have revamped our programming to reflect a changing industry and social landscape.

** The Future is free. There is no fee to participate.



YOU ARE LEADERS (January 12, 2019)
Establishing yourself as a young woman of colour in the industry is key. In this workshop, we introduce ourselves, our creative practice, and build bonds with each other. This workshop will discuss the importance of self-identity for women of colour. We’ll learn about history of women of colour in the arts and where we are today. This session will also help guide you in setting goals and a personal vision.



WOC x ACTIVISM x ARTS (January 19, 2019)
At a time when leadership positions in the creative industries are dominated by men with Eurocentric values and ideologies, existing as creative women of colour is an act of resistance. Similarly, taking up space, leading movements, and speaking up for change can be part of an artistic practice.

This workshop will present speakers who have artfully navigated their roles as creative women of colour. They have chaired boards, led protests, and advocated for under-represented communities through protests, marches, education, performance, and more. Together, we will explore how arts and culture are intertwined with the fight for equality.

Michelle Nahanee
Amanda Huynh
Anoushka Ratnarajah



MO MONEY, MO PROJECTS (January 26, 2019)
Financial literacy is one of the most vital skill sets for you and your creative projects to succeed. In this workshop we learn the fundamentals of grant-writing for artists and learn from industry power players who fund the arts in Vancouver. If you have an idea or project in mind, we’ll teach you the basics and tips & tricks for writing a grant application that really sings.

Michelle Fu
Erika Kumar
Kristin Cheung



Can we actually make a living from working in the creative sector? In this workshop, we navigate how to convert passion projects into sustainable careers. From freelancers to nine-to-fivers, our speakers will share how they’ve built creative careers. We’ll learn how to develop your own paid internship, the keys to networking, job application hacks, and making the most of social media in your work.

Alanna Edwards
Natasha Neale
Cecily Nicholson
Kristin Ramsey
Jen Sungshine



INNOVATORS (February 9, 2019)
The Future is now! We’ll spend our final session with inspiring women of colour who have broken down doors and smashed glass ceilings. As innovators in their respective fields, these leaders’ stories show us what it takes to have rewarding careers as artists and creative professionals. To wrap up our time together, we imagine new possibilities for creative women of colour.

Navida Nuraney
Vanessa Richards
Valerie Sing Turner