Cat Tanchanco

Community Manager

Cat Tanchanco

Cat (she/her) is a Filipino-American storyteller and mental health advocate from the arts and movie-making industries. She is based in Tongva territory, commonly known as Los Angeles. She holds a BFA in Film & Video from CalArts and has over a decade of experience in makeup artistry and working on film sets under her brand, AUDFACED. She also enjoys filmmaking, writing, painting, performing, and voice acting.

She feels most connected to her own and other’s work when it advocates for storytelling, mindfulness, radical empathy, social justice, or mental health. Her makeup art is known to be eye-catching, warm-exuding, and also dark in imagery.

At Art With Impact, her role encompasses creating social media content and email newsletters, hosting virtual Sanctuary Space, My Mental Health Story and Mental Health in the Media events, managing the monthly mental health short film competition, expanding the Continued Connections program, and creating spaces that elevate our global community of artists and mental health advocates.

You can find Cat doing things like producing a runway art show that portrays the importance of not rushing through the five stages of grief, painting her face, creating her next art book, hosting an Instagram Live discussing where the horror movie genre meets mental health advocacy, or geeking out over Halloween season.

Her motto is “Under Every Mask is A Story”.

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