Sharine Taylor
  • @shharine
  • Writer, Filmmaker & Curator
  • Toronto/Kingston, Jamaica
  • she/her/hers
Sharine Taylor is an award-winning music and culture writer/critic and filmmaker.

Her combined passions for writing, archiving, media creating and curating has informed her approach in editorializing and documenting the expansive and generative cultural production that takes place in the Caribbean and how it materializes, transforms and takes up itself in different geographies.

In 2021, Sharine was a graduate of the inaugural This Is A Story course, a collaborative certificate program offered by The University of the West Indies’ Institute of Cultural Studies and The Storytelling Foundation of Jamaica. A recipient of the 2019 Magazines Canada fellowship, she fulfilled her term as the Assistant Web Editor at Azure Magazine where she explored the intersection of pop culture, architecture and design. In 2018, she was a mentee of Allied Media Conference’s 2018 Movement Journalism mentorship program, and in 2017 she was as intern turned contributor of VICE’s music vertical, Noisey. 

The music and culture documentarian is a verified tastemaker on discovery streaming hub Audiomack and currently holds a seat as a juror for the Polaris Music PrizePrism Prize, SOCAN Songwriting Prize and FACTOR. Sharine was also the recipient of a Canadian Screen Award in 2021 for Best Direction in a Documentary Series with her debut Tallawah Abroad

Her breadth of knowledge about the expansive and generative nature of cultural production within the Black diaspora and the Caribbean has afforded her opportunities to speak as a featured guest at events hosted by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Music Week, Sony Music and more. In 2018, she was a moderator during the inaugural Scarborough staging of Nuit Blanche in a conversation between Director X and artist Ekow Minako.
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Aug 2021 - Present

Creative Director, ocean & moonlight

Jul 2019 - Dec 2019

Assistant Web Editor (Magazines Canada Fellow), AZURE Magazine

Apr 2017 - Jul 2017

Noisey Summer Editorial Intern, VICE