221A membership welcomes new Board Members

July 16, 2022

On July 9, 2022, the Society’s membership gathered at 825 Pacific Street for the 15th Annual General Meeting. Members received reports on the activities of the 2021-22 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 re-appointed Harbourside CPA LLP as the Society’s Auditor for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

Members elected Krystal Paraboo and Kathy Feng for a term of three years (2022–25), joining recently appointed members Marisa Espinosa, Neeta Soni, Virginia Hong (2021–24), alongside previously elected members Julia Aoki, Jeff Derksen, and Katy Young (2020–23). At the close of the 2022 AGM, there remains a total of four (4) vacancies on the Society’s Board of Directors. This fall, the Board will continue a search for Board members to fill vacant terms. The Society thanks all members for their ongoing support and their participation in the AGM.

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Job Posting – Anti-Racism Network Coordinator

May 10, 2022

Part-time, 20 hours per week (0.67FTE), 1-year contract

Application period: until filled

Compensation: $39,520-50,000 salary ($38-48/hour or $1,647-2,083 semi-monthly) plus $450 annual gym membership/wellness supplement, health and dental insurance, 2 weeks paid vacation

Eligibility: Canadian citizen or permanent resident or refugee status with legal entitlement to work

Job Location: xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations (Vancouver, British Columbia).

Reporting to: Executive Director

221A is seeking applications for the role of Anti-Racism Network Coordinator to support the next chapter of the Sector Equity for Anti-Racism in the Arts (SEARA). SEARA is an informal consortium created in 2021 that brought together BIPOC leaders from 221A, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC Alliance for Arts and Culture, Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists/West Chapter, Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front Des Artistes Canadiens BC and Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres (PAARC) to share their networks to advance anti-racist practices within the cultural sector.

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Welcoming Afuwa as 221A’s Inaugural Associate Director

February 10, 2022

221A is very pleased to announce the appointment of Afuwa to the role of Associate Director. The position as created to complement 221A’s founding leadership with a focus on strengthening the reciprocal health of the Society and the people and communities it seeks to serve.

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