Since its inception, Future Foundation, the mentoring programme within FutureScreens NI has run a series of lunchtime hour-long online talks. Each one is an informal conversation with an individual who has shown a particular set of skills or expertise relevant to our programme. We talk about their learning, the challenges they encountered and what lessons they are taking from their experiences. While focused on benefit to those in the mentoring programme, these sessions are open to anyone interested in creative and cultural work.
The next Future Foundation meets will be on Tuesday 7 June 2022. To join, please register to attend.
In this session, we will meet Andrea Dempster-Chung. Andrea is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Kingston Creative, a nonprofit arts organisation whose mission is to empower creatives and transform Downtown Kingston. She is the founder of Bookophilia, a bookstore and cafe that promotes Caribbean authors and has held senior roles within the Government of Jamaica and the private sector and served on the boards of Jamaica Social Investment Fund, The National Land Agency and the Public Health Committee. Andrea recently managed the arts portfolio for the British Council in Jamaica, where she developed strategy and implemented key projects in film, literature and visual art.
She holds a Master of Science in Structural Engineering, a Prince2 Certification in Project Management and a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has studied Art & Finance at the Sotheby’s School of Art in London, Finance at the Stanford School of Business in California and was featured in Forbes as one of 10 women leading the charge for a sustainable future for Jamaica.