221A is pleased to announce the hiring of Tvine Donabedian who takes on the full-time role of Communications & Story Producer. The Communications & Story Producer works closely with the programming team to lead the development and production of the organization’s overall communications and digital storytelling outputs, which are informed by 221A’s research and programming, as well as its cultural service properties, and the organization’s advancement goals. The Communications & Story Producer will design and facilitate opportunities for digital community engagement, with the Fellows, Research Initiatives, and Education & Learning Programs of 221A, as well as other staff and stakeholders.
Tvine Donabedian (she/her) is the Communications & Story Producer at 221A. She is a writer, and poet, as well as a music and fan-studies scholar. Her research situates itself within the frameworks of musical affect and relational labour, focusing on individual healing practices among music fans, who are informed by fan communities and their idols. She recently defended her master’s dissertation on the subject at Simon Fraser University’s (Vancouver) School of Communication, and holds a BA in anthropology from Concordia University (Montreal). Her creative and academic work has been featured in a variety of publications including Asia Marketing Journal, Arc Poetry magazine, and Nectar Publications. A chapter written by her, will be included in the forthcoming edited volume “New Queer Television: From Marginalization to Mainstreamification.” Born and raised in Montreal, Tvine is second generation Canadian-Armenian and currently resides in Vancouver, where she operates Moon Rabbit, a growing organization connecting artists with their audiences and fan communities.