Ms Mimi Brown is Founder and Executive Director of Spring Workshop, Hong Kong, which she established and oversaw from 2011 until 2018, when the organisation began a planned hiatus. Spring Workshop initiated nonprofit arts and residency programmes with a mission to experiment with the way people relate to art, focusing on artists, audiences, and patronage. It has extended support to numerous other non-profit organisations, hosting and working with nearly two hundred residents and collaborators. The workshop won the Prudential Eye Award for the Best Asian Contemporary Art Institution in 2016. During its programming hiatus, Spring continues to support the community by sponsoring workspace for artists and non-profit organisations. Before founding Spring Workshop, Ms Brown worked in New York as a musician and composer, and as the Programme Director for the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation in Los Angeles.
Ms Brown is a trustee of Cate School; a member of the Board of Directors of Asia Art Archive, the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and the Signet Society at Harvard University; and a member of the Board of Advisors for Para Site. Ms Brown has a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University and an AB degree in Music Composition and Comparative Religion from Harvard University. In 2018, Ms Brown received the Arts Development Council Award for Arts Sponsorship.