Brian McBay is Co-founder and Executive Director of 221A, a non-profit organization that works with artists and designers to research and develop social, cultural and ecological infrastructure. He was named a 2018 Fellow at the Salzburg Global Forum and has been invited to speak on art, policy and urban development at the Western Front, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, SFU Centre for Dialogue, UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Emily Carr University, the Creative City Network of Canada, the City of Kelowna, BC Alliance for Arts and Culture and the Vienna Design Fair. He has contributed to C magazine and Canadian Art magazine and is currently the President of the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres, the Vice-Chair of the City of Vancouver Arts and Culture Policy Council and a member of the Creative City Strategy External Advisory Committee.

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Last updated: July 2018