221A Office Closed for Holiday Season

December 16, 2021

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

The 221A office will be closed for the holiday season from December 17th to January 3rd. We wish all our community members, stakeholders and contributors a safe and restful holiday season. And, we look forward to sharing new projects, and social, cultural and ecological infrastructure with you in the new year. 

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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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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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