Call for Artists: Subsidized Artist Studios at 1265 Howe Street

September 1, 2019

Deadline: September 15, 2019
Walkthrough: September 12, 6pm (Please RSVP at
Notification of Results: October 2019
Sublease Start Date: November 1, 2019
Application Form: 1265 Howe Street Artist Studio Application Form
Floor Plan: 1265 Howe Street Floor Plan
See Also: Frequently Asked Questions

221A is seeking applicants from eligible Artists or Artist Collectives for the rental of up to sixteen (16) individual production studios located at 1265 Howe Street in Vancouver, Canada. 221A’s vision for the 1265 Howe Street Artist Studios is to support the re-emergence of material culture in Vancouver’s downtown core with a focus on artists and designers who have traditionally been disadvantaged from access to public resources. A five-person peer assessment committee of recognized artists and curators will assess applicants on the basis of economic need, material suitability, as well as quality and contribution of the artistic work in the field. 

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221A membership elects Board of Directors under new 3-year terms

July 15, 2019

On July 13th, the Society’s membership gathered at Pollyanna 圖書館 Library for the Annual General Meeting. The membership approved of a Special Resolution to revise the Society’s bylaws that included a change to Board Member term length from one year terms to three years terms up to a total term limit of nine years of service. In addition, the membership elected Simranpreet Anand, Gillian Siddall and Baharak Yousefi to the Society’s Board of Directors alongside re-elected Board Members Russell Baker, Ross Gentleman, Am Johal, Laura Kozak, Linus Lam and cheyanne turions. The President and Executive Director also gave special thanks to outgoing Board Members Sadira Rodrigues, who served for four years, Jenni Pace, who served for three years and Alex Grunenfelder, who served for six years.

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Brian McBay appointed to the National Gallery of Canada Board of Trustees

July 5, 2019

Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced the appointment of three members to the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada.  221A’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, Brian McBay was appointed as a member of the National Gallery of Canada’s Board of Trustees. These appointments were made under the Government of Canada’s new approach to Governor-in-Council appointments. This approach supports open, transparent and merit-based selection processes that strive for gender parity, reflect Canada’s diversity, and support ministers in making appointment recommendations for positions within their portfolio by providing them with information and referrals.

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