Janet TamOperations Manager

Janet Tam

Born and raised in Hong Kong, I have worked in the creative industry as an administrator and maintained my own theatre practice for over 20 years before moving to Edinburgh in 2021. I particularly enjoy building platforms and infrastructures to facilitate more diversity in the arts. Previously the Executive Director of the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong, I have had the pleasure to be a part of the work that gave rise to its growth and the creation of pioneering programmes, catalysing changes and even paradigm shifts towards a more equal, diverse and inclusive society.

I am very excited to join Civic Digits. It has allowed me to dust off my long-forgotten studies of natural language processing (NLP) as I ponder on what it means to be a digital citizen and the importance that our EDI values are extended into the digital world.

Apart from working with Civic Digits, I am currently working with Something To Aim For to support under-represented artists due to their intersectional and marginalised identities.  And I am also a board member of Birds of Paradise Theatre Company.