Michelle Fu 符之欣 is Head of Admin & Finance and co-founder of 221A, where she has been an integral voice in steering 221A’s path from a student-led collective to the multi-faceted cultural organization it is today. She is a collaborative and inclusive worker who is committed to ensuring the founding values of collective care and resource-sharing continue to guide 221A’s policies and operations. Fu applies her training in environmental design, construction, and art making alongside her experience in non-profit administration and finance to meet to complex needs of the organization.
Fu has been invited to speak on artist organizing, reproductive labour and feminist economics at a variety of organizations and universities, including the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Emily Carr University, Langara University and The Future is You and Me, a mentorship program for young women of colour in the cultural sector. She was previously appointed to the City of Vancouver’s Chinatown Legacy Stewardship Group and was Treasurer for Artspeak Gallery and UNIT/PITT Projects. Michelle is currently taking a break from additional appointments, instead choosing to raise Onyee 安怡, care for her friends and family, and explore hobbies and practices she previously wrote off.