221A gratefully acknowledges the City of Vancouver for its long-term subsidization of the 1265 Howe Street Artist Studios. The facility is located at the base of a condominium tower in downtown Vancouver and was created as a Community Amenity Contribution ("CAC"): a negotiation process whereby developers receive increased density from Vancouver City Council in exchange for providing community assets. The project is the first where 221A has worked directly with the City of Vancouver long-term allocation of state subsidies—making the Society an active agent for both the delivering of community benefits and the concomitant critical examination of CAC's as urban land tools that operate with the assumption that the benefits will offset the deleterious effects of land value speculation.
Tenancy at 1265 Howe St
Artist Studios tenancy will be considered through an application process with a peer-reviewed committee. For more information, please see the 1265 Howe Street Call for Artists.
General inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604 568 0812
1265 will be managed based on a cost-recovery model that will set rental rates for artist studios according to the overall cost of operating the facility.
- August 2017 – City of Vancouver Council Report identifying selection of 221A.
- August 2019 – 221A receives occupancy.
- September 2019 – Call for Artists
- October 2019 – Jury Process and Selection of Subtenants
- November 2019 – Subtenancy period begins