KAT TIEN & ARTISTS ANONYMOUS
BY NASSAR KHAN
At The Ascend Network, we strive to inspire as many post-secondary students as possible to escape their comfort zones and chase ideas and visions of which they’ve always dreamed. One of our finest, most recent examples of inspired Ascend alumni is Kat Tien and his Artist Anonymous project.
Tien, a York University student, attended Ascend as a delegate in 2017, emerging from the retreat with a desire to create an outlet for students’ artistic passions, regardless of their field of study. Over the summer and into the new academic year, Tien founded Artists Anonymous, and launched his platform of diverse artistic expression of all levels. “We at AA will be a platform in which York students can explore and express their artistic passions, whether they are experienced in it or just testing realms.” Tien explained in an article on Artists Anonymous published in Excalibur, York University’s newspaper.
“The people I met at (Ascend) were so lovely and great and I also came to know more about the leadership within myself. It was self-actualization.”