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:

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221A membership welcomes the re-election of Am Johal to the Board of Directors

July 13, 2021

On July 7, 2021, the Society’s membership gathered via video conference for the 14th Annual General Meeting. Members received reports on the activities of the 2020-21 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 moved to re-appoint Harbourside LLP as the Society’s Auditor for the 2021-22 fiscal year, and agreed to the re-election of Am Johal for a term of one year. The Society thanks all members for their ongoing support and their participation in the AGM and welcomes the returning Board Members of 221A.

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221A Launches Blockchains & Cultural Padlocks Research Report and Events Series

May 17, 2021

221A publishes its Blockchains & Cultural Padlocks (BACP) Digital Strategy Research Report. This 200-page publication culminates two years of social, cultural and ecological research on the emergent technology of the blockchain. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund, BACP outlines a values-led strategy for 221A to engage civil society with the challenge of developing a digitally cooperative culture, and to work towards the recommoning of land, data and objects.

The free publication outlines 221A’s key positions and partners within its digital strategy, and features major commissioned papers by art writer Rosemary Heather (Toronto); artist Julian Yi-Zhong Hou (Vancouver/ Vernon, BC); artist and theorist Patricia Reed (Berlin); and critical geographer Maral Sotoudehnia (Victoria, BC).

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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.