Phoenix a.k.a Sun Park is the Founder of Voice of Purpose. She has been a leader in community arts as an artist-educator and organizer since 2005, and was previously known as ‘The Real Sun’. Phoenix has been blazing a path in arts education through the development of Purpose Rooted Arts Education as a pedagogical framework, and has worked with thousands of students of all ages from primary to post-secondary schools, as well as in grassroot community settings.
Sun has played key leadership and co-creational roles with several respected and award-winning community arts organizations in Canada; and has served on grant review committees for municipal, provincial, and independent arts funders. Sun holds an Artist Educator Mentor certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music, a bachelor’s degree in International Development from York University, and pursued her graduate studies at the Integral Healing Centre of Toronto in the fields of Psychotherapy, Bio-Energetic Therapy, and Energy Healing.
Phoenix’s true inner purpose and calling is to guide artists to embody a greater place of authenticity within themselves. This includes teaching Artist Educators to use Purpose Rooted Arts Education as a tool for cultivating empowerment with their learners through the Arts. Originally born in Korea, Phoenix is now based in Toronto, ON and Atlanta, GA.