Mimi Mok has over 10 years of experience in non-profit performing arts sector in Canada and Hong Kong, in development roles for art forms including music, dance, and theatre. As a fundraiser, Mimi is interested in sustainability and collaboration, and seeks opportunities to position development as a means to build valuable relationships to sustain core values of the organization. As a practitioner, Mimi has deep knowledge of various private sector revenue streams for organizations of different sizes.
Mimi is currently the Business & Development Director at The Theatre Centre, a nationally recognized live-arts incubator in Toronto that serves as a research and development hub for the cultural sector. She is in the process of designing a 3 year fundraising strategy that align with new operating strategic plan. Focus of the fundraising strategy is on sustainability of private sector revenue.
Mimi previously worked in development for Canadian Stage, Esprit Orchestra, Canada’s Ballet Jorgen, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Highlights in her career include the Marty Bragg Endowment Fund for Canadian Stage, the Franco Boni Legacy Campaign for The Theatre Centre, a $1.5M campaign for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary, designing the annual giving strategy for Canada’s Ballet Jorgen, and winning the Aviva Community Fund for Canada’s Ballet Jorgen and The Theatre Centre.
- The Theatre Centre – The Theatre Centre is a nationally recognized live-arts incubator that serves as a research and development hub for the cultural sector. Mimi is currently in the process of
- Canada’s Ballet Jorgen – Canada's Ballet Jörgen is a classical ballet company that aims to make ballet accessible and relevant to 21st-century audiences. Mimi designed and implemented annual giving strategy to engage parents of youth dancers, which successfully increased new donors by twofold within one fiscal year.
In addition to program development, Mimi also managed Esprit Orchestra’s China Tour in 2014, where the Orchestra performed 3 concerts in 2 cities on a 10-day tour, giving the Asian premieres of four works by iconic Canadian composers such as Murray Schafer, Alexina Louie, and Alex Pauk.
Mimi holds an MBA at Schulich School of business, with a specialization in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management. She was the recipient of Brian Dixon Founder Award, for academic excellence and significant contribution to the cultural sector. She currently sits on the board of the Toronto Alliance for Performing Arts.