221A Welcomes Tvine Donabedian as Communications & Story Producer

October 27, 2021

221A is pleased to announce the hiring of Tvine Donabedian who takes on the full-time role of Communications & Story Producer. The Communications & Story Producer works closely with the programming team to lead the development and production of the organization’s overall communications and digital storytelling outputs, which are informed by 221A’s research and programming, as well as its cultural service properties, and the organization’s advancement goals. The Communications & Story Producer will design and facilitate opportunities for digital community engagement, with the Fellows, Research Initiatives, and Education & Learning Programs of 221A, as well as other staff and stakeholders.

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countermap.land: Request for Expressions of Interest

October 8, 2021

221A, along with the national Artist Run Centre Association (ARCA), are pleased to support the Tkaronto chapter of The Architecture Lobby’s countermap.landThis crowd-sourced project locates tangible spaces and objects within the territory known as Canada, represented by figures and events – be they political, social, economic, or otherwise – that have contributed to the dispossession of life, memory, territory, and resources of BIPOC and Queer communities, both past and present. Through an open and participatory process facilitated online, the project opens dialogue around specific territories in question and allows for public feedback on the conditions of current monuments, public buildings and lands. Further, it seeks to explore new methods for repatriation and creative strategies for addressing real harm caused to BIPOC and Queer communities. 

Spaces and objects that will be considered in this project range in a variety of scales in order to capture the pervasiveness of systemic racism. They include, but are not limited to: racist and colonial statues and places, communities displaced by urban renewal schemes, sites designed to suppress BIPOC and Queer communities, institutions who have relied on land grabs to accumulate their wealth, desecrated burial grounds, and places established through the dispossession of culturally-significant ecologies.  

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Job Posting – Associate Director

October 4, 2021

Full time, 2-year contract
Application deadline:
October 31 until filled
Compensation: $67,000–79,000 starting salary range (commensurate with experience) and benefits, which include health and dental insurance, gym membership/wellness supplement; 3 weeks vacation
Eligibility: Canadian Citizen or permanent resident or refugee status with legal entitlement to work
Job Location: xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Nations (Vancouver)
Reporting to: Executive Director

Full Job Posting: PDF

221A is seeking applications for the role of Associate Director to lead the organization’s dynamic and growing operations. 221A is a not-for-profit cultural R&D organization that commissions research, public art and educational programs and operates cultural production on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in the area also known as Vancouver. The candidate will work closely with the Executive Director, to achieve the organization’s administrative, artistic, financial, human resources, community empowerment, and technical objectives.

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Call for Residential Tenants, 187 East 3rd Avenue; Artists’ Housing

October 1, 2021

Rendering of 187 E 3rd

221A is seeking residential tenants for 30 non-market housing units for low and modest income artists and their families at 187 E 3rd Ave, located in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. The facility is owned by the City of Vancouver and operated by 221A Artist Housing Society (a newly established sister organization to 221A) in collaboration with the Community Land Trust 

  • Application Form 
  • Housing Income Limits (HILs)
    • below $55,500 – studio/1 bed
    • below $67,500 – 2 bed
  • Application Due Date: Oct 15, 2021
  • Occupancy start date: Dec 1, 2021
  • Virtual Info Sessions: Oct 5, 12-1 PM & Oct 6, 6-7 PM
  • Info Session Registration: housing@221a.ca

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