Helen Yung

Artist-Researcher, Culture of Cities Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Helen Yung is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and cultural consultant. Her artistic practice involves responding to communities, situations and texts with interactive experiences, social practices and immersive environments. She has been commissioned, produced, presented and supported through grants and residencies by organizations at home and abroad, including Performance Space (Australia), Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto), Espacio Camargo (Argentina), Critical Path Choreography Research Centre (Australia) Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), Dreamwalker Dance Company (Toronto), CAMAC (France), Oboro (Montreal), L'Institut international de la marionnette (France), and others. As a cultural researcher and consultant, she has worked with many key cultural 'actors', including the Canadian Public Arts Funders, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Foundation, Metcalf Foundation, Canadian Arts Coalition, Canadian Dance Assembly, PACT, FITC Design & Technology Festivals, among others. She was the founding community engagement consultant for Culture Days (national office) and is currently artist-researcher with the Culture of Cities Centre. Her latest commissioned research paper looks at Generator and Why Not Theatre's The Riser Project, two collaborative ventures emerging from the Toronto theatre community to address systemic challenges facing independent theatre artist-producers. Since 2015, she has been leading a multi-sectoral research partnership with CultureLink, the Centre for Social Innovation and Humber College, looking at how the arts can innovate and transform the settlement process for newcomers to Canada.


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