Shumka Centre

The Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship fosters the movement of artists and designers into systems and situations where their work and ideas can have the most impact. The aim of the Shumka Centre is to establish a place where creative practitioners can find community and knowledge as well as connection to the resources they need to launch, fund, and organize projects across the spectrum of contemporary art and design activities – whether those are products, companies, events, curatorial initiatives, non-profit organizations, or other initiatives.

As of July 2023, the Shumka Centre has transitioned to operating independently of Living Labs. In this new phase, Kate Armstrong, founder of the Shumka Centre, will return to focusing on her role as Director of Living Labs. Cemre Demiralp will take the helm at Shumka Centre as Project Manager, Partnerships + Creative Entrepreneurship, and will continue to foster collaborative programming and partnership opportunities across diverse sectors.

To learn more about the Shumka Centre, you can visit its own microsite to stay up to date on Shumka Centre activities. You can also follow Shumka Centre on Instagram or e-mail

You can access archived Shumka Centre programming up to September 2020 below.

Archived Shumka Centre Programs:

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