About

Alumni

Our growing Alumni Village is an active community of artists and creators who are passionate about digging deeper into the rich soil of their cultural heritage to cultivate new creative insights.

We collaborate with artists and creators working from a variety of mediums at the emerging, intermediate and senior levels, including: diverse Indigenous and Intercultural communities, arts and community organisations. Our growing village of artist alumni is generative and generous –
passionate about co-creating from a place of authenticity, curiosity and integrity.

We are diverse in practice, ancestry and creative process, united in our desire to authentically connect with and find joy in our creative and cultural inheritances through a dynamic, collaborative, embodied process that is centred around the principle of a village spiral.

With a common language and process with which to explore and exchange their experiences, our community of artists is inspired to preserve and disseminate them by balancing traditional cultural expression with contemporary artistic practices.

Alumni

Meet some of our alumni
Name
Artistic Discipline
Current Home
Ancestry
Link
Tamara Aisha Brown
Theatre, Music
Montreal, QC, Canada
Black, Mohawk, Malay, European, Latina
Claire Love Wilson
Movement, Theatre, Dance, Music, Singing/Songwriting
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Scottish
Juliane Okot Bitek
Poetry
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ugandan
Pauline Sok Yin Hwang
Dance, Healing Arts, Writing
Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China
Han Chinese, from Guangxi/Guangzhou, Malaysia
Caroline Monnet
Visual Arts, Media Arts
Montreal, QC, Canada
French, Algonquin
Yaya Yao
Movement, Music, Writing
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Chinese
Erika Del Carmen Fuchs
Photography
Toronto, ON, Canada
Mexican-German, Mestiza
mia susan amir
Writing, Interdisciplinary Performance, Voice/Vocals, Education
Vancouver, BC, Canada, unceded and occupied xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh territories
Born in Israel/Occupied Palestine, mixed Sephardic and Ashkenazi
Paola Jani
Visual Arts
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Canadian, Indian, African
Jenna Rodgers
Theatre, Artist Equity
Calgary, AB, Canada
Chinese, Welsh
Kimberly Villagante
Visual Arts, Theatre, Music
Vancouver, BC
Phillippines
Zainab Amadahy
Arts for Social Change, Film, Healing Arts, Literary Arts, Spoken Word, Storytelling, Music, Journalism
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
African American, Cherokee, Seminole, Portuguese, Amish
Starr Wind Muranko
Theatre, Dance, Healing Arts, Storytelling, Chidren/Youth - Creative Arts
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Cree (Moose Cree First Nation), French and German/Prussian
Atef Abdelkefi
Visual Arts
Vancouver, BC
Arab, Tunisian
lee williams boudakian
Visual Arts, Theatre, Interdisciplinary Arts, Film, Video, Writing, Performance Art
Vancouver unceded Coast Salish territories, BC, Canada
South West Asian-Armenian, Liverpudlian
Valerie Sing Turner
Theatre
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Asian
Monique Saphonia Desir
Visual Arts, Poetry, Dance, Spoken Word, Writing, Emceeing, Videography
Arcata, Humboldt County, CA, USA
Haitian, Irish, French-Canadian.
Glenda Suneeta Braganza
Theatre, Film, Television
Toronto, ON, Canada
Goa, India (incl. Portugal, Mozambique, England)
Jessica Hallenbeck
Film
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dutch, Irish, Eastern European, Jewish
Marika Warner
Theatre, Dance, Film
Toronto, ON, Canada
Black, mixed (Trinidad, Barbados, Germany, Poland)