221A Welcomes Madison Mayhew

May 10, 2019

221A is pleased to welcome Madison Mayhew as its Admin Assistant.

In 2017, Mayhew graduated from Emily Carr University’s Critical and Cultural Practice program with a minor in Social Practice and Community Engagement. Since then, she’s spent time creating and delivering arts programming for elementary school students in East Vancouver, always contextualized in relation to contemporary pedagogical social practice artwork, as well as working on her zine project, Horticultural Counterpowers, a collection of art criticism and critical theory essays about how plant life figures, metaphorically and literally, within Marxist conceptions of urban space. In her role as Admin Assistant, Mayhew will support the financial administration, communications and operations of 221A.

Job Posting – Admin Assistant

February 28, 2019

Part-Time, 20 hours per week
Primary Job Location: 221 E Georgia St., Vancouver, British Columbia.
Printable Job Posting: PDF

221A is seeking applications for the role of Admin Assistant. The Admin Assistant will support the organization in financial processing, records management and communications administration. The incumbent will be highly reliable and organized, demonstrating strong communications skills, time management and attention to detail. The candidate will have a history of involvement with and awareness of the non-profit art and cultural sector.

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221A welcomes Tessa Tomlinson & Courtenay Mayes

October 31, 2018

221A is pleased to welcome Tessa Tomlinson as its Librarian, Collections and Courtenay Mayes as its Coordinator, Operations.

Tomlinson is a recent graduate of the Library and Information Sciences Masters program at the University of British Columbia. Tomlinson takes on the role of managing and activating 221A’s growing Pollyanna 圖書館 Library Collection. Her role builds on the work of Hannah Dempsey, who departed in late summer to attend graduate school in library sciences and was the organization’s inaugural Collections Librarian.

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Comix for Community Solidarity

September 25, 2018

221A is pleased to announce Comix for Community Solidarity, a social infrastructure program developed by 221A Fellow William Dereume and Librarian Vincent Tao.

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”

This phrase, often referenced as a working definition of solidarity, has been attributed to Murri artist and activist Lilla Watson. She demurs to claiming ownership of something borne of collective labour. Watson’s preferred citation: Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s.

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