221A Welcomes Aubin Kwon

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. 

Introducing x̱aw̓s shew̓áy̓ New Growth《新生林》Community Liaisons

February 23, 2021

A wide shot of the x̱aw̓s shew̓áy̓ New Growth《新生林》garden seen from the street, with its gates open and a light covering of snow spread over its grounds.

221A is pleased and humbled to introduce its Community Liaisons for x̱aw̓s shew̓áy̓ New Growth《新生林》: jaz whitford, Oliver Barnes, Soloman Chiniquay and Valeen Jules.

Since December 2020, jaz, Oliver, Soloman and Valeen have been working with 221A as Community Liaisons and groundskeepers of the x̱aw̓s shew̓áy̓ New Growth《新生林》, the permaculture garden conceived by T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss and located at 221a’s Semi-Public 半公開 outdoor site. In addition to operating the garden around limited public hours each week for access by residents of the immediate neighbourhood, the youthful cohort has been engaged in a program of radical learning and futuring with mentors such as T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss, Aislinn Thomas and Ramya Amuthan, Erik Benjamins, Christina Battle, as well as 221A staff Nicole Kelly Westman and Tao Fei. It is a special privilege to welcome back several members of the original youth cohort who first planted the garden alongside Wyss, and who now continue their work as pollinators of the site’s rhizomatic potential.

Funding for this program is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement.

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Job Posting – Technician, On-Call

December 16, 2020

On call, Part Time, 0–15hrs/wk w/ Retainer
Application Due Date: January 8, 2021
Wage Commensurate with Experience: $25–32/hr ($500–640/mo retainer)

Full Job Posting: PDF

221A is seeking applications from eligible candidates for the role of Technician to support the organization’s Services and Programs. 221A is a not-for-profit cultural organization that commissions research, public art and educational programs and manages over 80 artist studios across four properties in the area known as Vancouver. The Technician will work closely with staff and subcontractors on a variety of projects on an as-needed basis.

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Offline for the Holidays

December 16, 2020

221A will be offline and slower than usual to respond during the holidays from December 19, 2020 until Jan 3, 2021. For 221A’s facility subtenants, you may contact Sungpil Yoon, Tenancy Relations Coordinator at spyoon@221a.ca for urgent matters. 221A wishes you and yours prosperity and health for this very different kind of holiday season, and an auspicious beginning to the new year.