Nik Basset

Nik Basset (they/them) is a cancerian transmasculine cowboy-adjacent music organizer, creative writer, and community educator. They grew up in a country bar in the North End of Winnipeg, MB and moved to Halifax in 2018 after completing their masters at the University of Windsor in Southern Ontario. They are passionate about creating and carving out space for under-represented artists and musicians through their work with Everyseeker Convention, Polaris Prize, community radio, and (now dissolved) not your boys club. Nik’s passion is also realised at the Youth Project where they work educating and learning from the queer and trans youth they support, using creative writing as an outlet to share what they know and experience in the form of zines, journal articles, poetry, and blogging.

(Photo credit: Mike Williams)