Phoenix a.k.a Sun Park is the Founder of Voice of Purpose. Sun has been a leader in community arts as an artist-educator and organizer since 2005. She is known to some as ‘The Real Sun’.
Phoenix is also the Integration Director and sits on the Board of Directors at Interfusion Festival. She is a member of the Board of Directors at the Love & Light Institute.
She 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 in schools and community organizations.
Sun has played key leadership and co-creational roles with respected and award-winning community arts organizations in Canada such as Lost Lyrics, Nomanzland, BeLovEd, and the West Side Arts Hub. Sun has successfully developed and delivered projects in partnership with organizations such as Art Starts, Neighbourhood Arts Network, Toronto District School Board, York University, North York Arts, and many chapters of the Boys and Girls Club across Toronto. She has also worked as an Artist Educator with organizations such as Arts For Children and Youth (VIBE Arts), Young People’s theatre, Soul Pepper Theatre, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Limestone District School Board, University of Toronto Schools, and many more.
Sun has sat on Grant Review Committees for funders such as the Ontario Arts Council, Art Reach Toronto, City of Toronto Arts and Culture for Local Arts Service Organizations. She has led Royal Conservatory (RCM) Artist Educator trainings as an instructor, teaching in areas of Professional Development in Arts Education and Facilitation. Sun holds an Artist Educator Mentor certificate from the RCM, a degree in International Development from York University, and studied for four years 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 with themselves. This includes teaching Artist Educators to use Purpose Rooted Arts Education as a tool to empower their learners through the Arts. Originally born in Korea, Phoenix is now based in Toronto, ON and Atlanta, GA.