Charity Chan (she/her/they) is an arts leader who, over the course of more than two decades, has worn various hats in the non-profit arts and culture sector, at various times as a curator, producer, educator, musicologist, composer, arts manager, and performer. Beginning her career as a performer and composer in the 90s, Charity’s professional practice currently focuses on creative production and direction, curation, and arts management.
Her work has encompassed fostering community-embedded learning initiatives to cross-cultural arts curation; public programs development to long-term artistic program planning; academic research to large-scale live event production, and launching development initiatives to million dollar-plus budget wrangling. Charity’s organizational expertise runs the gamut from artist-founded non-profits to institutions embedded within multi-national development agencies. Her areas of specialization include interdisciplinary performance, improvisation, new media, sound and installation art, global and cross-cultural music practices, cultural economics, and social aesthetics.