UNIT/PITT Society for Art & Critical Awareness is a charitable non-profit artist-run organization that supports art and critical awareness by offering the tools, space, resources, and mentorship for emerging artists and members of our neighbouring Chinatown and Downtown Eastside communities to engage in experimental creative work that advances a more expansive, inclusive reality for art and cultural production.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have ceased our operations at 8 East Pender Street, and will be reopening in a new space in 2021. In the meantime, UNIT/PITT will be producing virtual and mail art programs. UNIT/PITT is collaborating with VIVO Media Arts Centre on the January 2021 launch of ReIssue, a free school and critical writing platform.
UNIT/PITT has operated in Chinatown, Downtown Eastside and Gastown neighbourhoods since 1975, on unceded lands belonging to the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.
UNIT/PITT is grateful for the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, City of Vancouver, and Audain Foundation; ReIssue project funding through Vancouver Foundation Systems Change; we are particularly grateful to individual donors, volunteers, artists, and cultural workers, without whom we would be unable to continue.
UNIT/PITT is a member of the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres, PAARC.
Mailing address (office only):
UNIT/PITT, C/O VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo Street
Vancouver, British Columbia