May 2023

a full month of events and workshops!

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. The CanAsian Arts Network will shine a bright light on Asian Canadian artists throughout the month of May with multidisciplinary, multifaceted cultural programming accessible online to all Canadians. CanAsian Arts On The Move is a two-day showcase of Asian Canadian talent produced in collaboration with Montreal’s Festival Accès Asie and EyeSteelFilm, Toronto’s InnerGenerational, Winnipeg’s Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba, Edmonton’s Philippine Arts Council and Vancouver’s Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration. The CanAsian Arts Network Workshop for Artists is a new video and podcast resource tailored to meet the needs of Asian Canadian artists of all disciplines seeking to gain entry into and visibility within Canada’s arts industry.

coming up

Workshops: Canadian Arts Network Workshop for Artists (video and podcast)
New video and podcast series of workshops and community conversations launched as part of
CanAsian Arts Network’s commitment to both digital literacy and reducing barriers for Asian Canadian artists.

Topics as varied as decolonization, business practices, promotion, financial literacy and grant writing will be
presented and discussed by Asian Canadian and First Nations subject matter experts.

Events will stream live at 9:30 p.m. NDT / 9 p.m. AT / 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. MT / 5 p.m. PT
May 8 : Colonization, Decolonization, and Indigenization (Miranda Jimmy, Vicki Van Chau, Shawn Tse)
May 15 : Income Tax and Recording Keeping (Pradeep Kanchan)
May 22 : Branding Yourself (Matthew Tsang)
May 29 : How to acknowledge land (Anna Marie Sewell, Evan Matchett-Wong)

Subsequent workshops will be released in the weeks following Asian Heritage Month,
and will be made available to artists and the general public through the CanAsian Arts Network.

June 5th : Navigating Collective Structures from the Ground Up (David Ng, Jen Sungshine)