Amy Leigh (she/her) is a maker, agitator, cultural worker, and arts advocate who was born-and-raised in tkaronto, and currently resides in Amiskwaciwâskahikan. Having graduated from MacEwan University’s Arts and Cultural Management program in 2018, her professional interests lie in grant writing & fund development, volunteer management and event coordination for non-profit arts organizations.
Amy’s creative practice is primarily focused around creative placemaking, community + capacity building through self-publishing, and printmaking.
She read her first zine in 1993 and has been invested in creating, celebrating and encouraging the making of space for zine culture ever since. In addition to facilitating numerous workshops, speaking engagements, and organizing zine related events, Amy has exhibited at over 100 zine fairs throughout North America, and has participated in maker-in-residence programs both
locally and abroad.
Most recently, Amy took over the curatorial duties behind The Zine Machine Project (formally distro780) – an old snack vending machine that dispenses small zines. You can find out more about this project and to see where the machine is popping up next by visiting
Image by Morgan Wedderspoon