Cultural areas are disappearing. Vancouver has misplaced over 400,000ft² of studio-space during the last decade. ⅓ of cultural areas are rented monthly or rentals beneath a yr.
221A Artist Housing Society properties 30 low-income Black, Indigenous, and other folks of color (BIPOC) artists.
Their open name for artist housing in 2021 gained 477 packages in 2 weeks.
221A supplied $46,500 in emergency help to 61 artists renting workspaces, whose livelihoods had been suffering from the pandemic.
This yr 221A is opening 825 Pacific Side road, a brand new seven-storey cultural area with 24 artist and non-profit devices, a public match area, and analysis library.