VERA CHOK

Actor, Writer & Performance Maker

I am excited by the social impact and the politics of self expression and am pleased to be able to support folks in the following ways:

Board member, Artsadmin - a producing house founded in 1979 which enables artists to create without boundaries, producing bold, interdisciplinary work to share with local, national and international audiences. This artists' hub ties in with my interest in platforming artists from unconventional backgrounds. 

Board member, Tête à Tête - the world's largest community for new opera. Since its inception in 1997, the company has drawn on the skills of 10,000 artists to create over 500 new productions. I am inspired by how inclusive and forward-looking TaT is. They walk the walk!

Ambassador, Fearless Futures - female-led social justice training programme which engages people in critical thought to understand and challenge the root causes of inequalities. Runs leadership programmes for girls in schools and women and men in the workplace. 

Ambassador, Apple and Pears - Apples & Pears gives primary school children and their families wonderful opportunities to discover self-expression and confidence and community. They organise and fund educational, social and cultural activities.  

Mentor - I am happy to share resources and bounce ideas around with artists and makers. Current mentee: physical performer Hoi Wan Lau, final year student at WAC Arts