Photo of front exterior of two-storey artist production facility at 1265 Howe Street. The artwork located on the second floor is by Germaine Koh, commissioned through the City of Vancouver Public Art Program. 

1265 Howe Street is an approximately 10,800ft² purpose-built artist production facility leased by 221A starting in Autumn 2019. The facility is managed based on a cost-recovery model that will set rental rates for artist studios according to the overall cost of operating the facility.

Subsidization

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 hello@221a.ca or call 604 568 0812

Cost-Recovery Model

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.

Anticipated Timeline