UNIT/PITT Society for Art & Critical Awareness (formerly the Helen Pitt Gallery) is a non-profit charitable 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.

You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For general inquiries, email [email protected].


UNIT/PITT is based in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside, on unceded lands belonging to the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. We share an office and venue called 8EAST (8 East Pender Street) with the New Orchestra Workshop (NOW) Society.

UNIT/PITT is grateful for the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, and City of Vancouver; 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.

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