July 20, 2021
Full-Time: 30-hours a week, at 6 to 8 hours a day, 4 to 5 days a week
Primary Job Location: Vancouver or Remote, PST Time Zone
Wage: $28-$32 commensurate with experience, and benefits
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221A is seeking applications from eligible candidates for the role of Communications & Story Producer. 221A is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to work with Artists and Designers to research and develop cultural, social and ecological infrastructure.
The incumbent should be an experienced digital storyteller and communications professional. The Communications & Story Producer works closely with programming staff to play a crucial role in developing and producing the organization’s communications and digital storytelling outputs, which are informed by research and programming, as well as facilitating digital community engagement and moderation. Working with the Fellows, Research Initiatives and Education & Learning Programs of 221A, the Communications & Story Producer will demonstrate adaptability and savviness with their skills and assignments in the face of evolving goals and deliverables.
July 13, 2021
On July 7, 2021, the Society’s membership gathered via video conference for the 14th Annual General Meeting. Members received reports on the activities of the 2020-21 fiscal year from Am Johal, President and Brian McBay, Executive Director, alongside a presentation of the Audited Financial Statements by Ross Gentleman, Treasurer. Furthermore, members moved to re-appoint Harbourside LLP as the Society’s Auditor for the 2021-22 fiscal year, and agreed to the re-election of Am Johal for a term of one year. The Society thanks all members for their ongoing support and their participation in the AGM and welcomes the returning Board Members of 221A.
May 17, 2021
221A publishes its Blockchains & Cultural Padlocks (BACP) Digital Strategy Research Report. This 200-page publication culminates two years of social, cultural and ecological research on the emergent technology of the blockchain. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund, BACP outlines a values-led strategy for 221A to engage civil society with the challenge of developing a digitally cooperative culture, and to work towards the recommoning of land, data and objects.
The free publication outlines 221A’s key positions and partners within its digital strategy, and features major commissioned papers by art writer Rosemary Heather (Toronto); artist Julian Yi-Zhong Hou (Vancouver/ Vernon, BC); artist and theorist Patricia Reed (Berlin); and critical geographer Maral Sotoudehnia (Victoria, BC).
April 19, 2021
221A welcomes Aubin Kwon (he/they) as on-staff Technician. His role with 221A will primarily support the operation of mixed-use cultural facilities across a portfolio of four properties, as well as contributing to the fabrication and installation processes for the Organization’s artistic programs.
Kwon divides his time painting, cooking, reading funny tweets, watching sitcoms, and making drinks for friends. He holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver. Along with Christian Vistan, he leads dreams comma delta in Ladner, British Columbia.