Call for 2015-16 Curatorial Residents

January 3, 2015

Deadline, Saturday, January 31, 2015 no later than 11:59pm PST

221A is a non-profit artist-run centre that presents exhibitions, talks, publications and special projects that explore the role of design in the shaping of contemporary societies. 221A is seeking proposals from practicing artists, designers, architects, academics and/or curators, including curatorial collectives, for the 2015-16 Curatorial Residency Program. Started in 2010, the Curatorial Residencies program was implemented to diversify our curatorial approach. Residents take on the critical function of working both inside and outside of the organization, offering their experience and ideas towards the continued re-framing of 221A.

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Announcing our Monthly-Giving Fundraising Campaign!

November 27, 2014

We are pleased to announce our Monthly-Giving Fundraising Campaign for Semi-Public 半公開, a 10-year rotating program of public art that responds to the intensive change happening in Chinatown and adjacent communities. We are in the last phase of fundraising and need to raise $800 in monthly donations to complete our fundraising needs. Your ongoing monthly contribution will help us cover 25% of the total program budget per year. Visit our campaign website for more information on Semi-Public 半公開 and donor benefits. Be a part of the project by supporting us – any amount helps! 

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New Website

November 4, 2014

221A is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at A promotional, informational and archival document designed and developed by Christy Nyiri, the new site features the Times New Roman typeface in a much larger and more legible fluid layout that adjusts to various browser sizes, including mobile devices.

The website also includes never-before published documentation in the Projectssection, a series of commissioned texts (to be expanded in coming months) in the Textssection, as well as the new Contributors page, a growing list of the many artists, designers, writers and curators who have contributed to 221A.

Please feel free to write us with comments or suggestions on the website at