We are delighted to announce exciting staff updates for Neighhbourhood Arts Network.
Zyrelle Endozo, who was previously working with NAN as Engagement Coordinator has now taken over the portfolio of Mentorship and Programming Coordinator. As part of the new role, Zyrelle will be looking after our Mentor in Residence program.
Zyrelle is passionate about empowering the voices and work of those creating and existing in intersectionality, especially artists that are BIPOC and/or LGBTQ2SIA+. Her background involves project management, community outreach, design, and strategy development through digital marketing and social media. Previous work includes many years in Toronto’s non-profit sector with RISE, Vibe Arts, AGYU, Nuit Blanche, eCampus Ontario, and most recently Toronto Youth Equity Strategy for the City’s annual ResilienTOgether Youth Week events. She has also provided creative mentorship to the Black Student Association of Notre Dame High School as a proud alumna. Zyrelle is an Honours Graduate of the George Brown College Business Marketing program, as well as an active spoken word artist and painter seeking to amplify her own journey of navigating identity, culture, and healing. She remains inspired by the evolution of artistic expression, storytelling, and the very human way we all seek to deeply connect to one another.
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Christian Anderson is an award-winning Afro-Latinx filmmaker and community organizer who specializes in communications, creative industries and collaborative wellness programming. Since graduating from York University’s film production program in 2019, their work has centred amplifying the voices and experiences of diasporic folks through unique and immersive storytelling and support spaces. Their previous work includes time spent in Toronto’s non-profit sector as Unity Charity’s Communications Coordinator and The Regent Park Film Festival’s 2021 Program Coordinator. In addition to their work in the nonprofit sector, they are also an alumnus of Oya Media’s Emerging Filmmaker’s program and the Nia’s Centres Creative Connect community.
Christian has joined NAN as Engagement Coordinator and they will be supporting the implementation of ArtWorksTO alumni pathway program and NAN's engagement strategy (social media and member activations).
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