• WE’RE HIRING

    Call for Applications Digital Creator North Program Lead Sault Ste Marie, ON Start Date: June 4th, 2019 Term: One year full-time contract, $35,000 Location: Sault Ste. Marie James L. McIntyre Centennial Public Library Region: Northern Ontario Posted: May 3rd, 2019 Application deadline: May 16th, 2019 Organization Description The Near North Mobile Media Lab actively promotes […]

  • Art Heals Too

    Being creative has always been a positive outlet of expression for me. At times it was the only way I knew how to express myself that made sense to me, especially during chronic depression. I discovered that art was more than pretty images, but a language that spoke more than words, even if I was […]

  • The Teens are Alright!

    In my past two years as Program Lead in Sault Ste. Marie I have had the opportunity to meet and work alongside the most incredible teen artists, musicians, actors, entrepreneurs, scientists, computer geniuses, filmmaking pros, and more. It has been a real gift to learn about the diverse, talented, passionate (and cool) youth here in […]

  • The Train is Moving!

    It’s been almost a month of advertising that the Sioux Lookout DCN Space has reopened & the Teens have just begun to use it regularly once again! In April we should have some real fun & innovation sparking..my mind is exploding with ideas! For now VR has been the biggest hit, thanks to our local […]

  • A Downtown Safari

    Just last Tuesday, Katie followed by Victoria (me) ventured out into downtown Sault Ste. Marie to capture rare footage of the quite often mellow city in both literally and figuratively the ‘Twilight Zone’. As cars stopped, the cameras clicked; as people head home the duo head out; as the cold has set in the photos […]

  • Sarah Fraser: Sioux Lookout’s New Program Lead

    I’m so excited to have found what seems to be my dream job, right here at Home! I’m originally from Saint John, New Brunswick (not Newfoundland!) & moved to Sioux Lookout in 2010 to be with my husband Dan. It is so wonderful to be given the chance to make a difference in the lives […]

  • Elliot Lake Digital Creator North Update

    Hey Digital Creator North Fans, Update on our Elliot Lake Digital Creator North space: Last night, our Elliot Lake community partner, the Lester B Pearson Civic Centre, experienced a partial roof collapsed. The Elliot Lake Program Lead was in the building at the time of the collapse but made it out safely with everyone else […]

  • Working with Creative Anxiety

    Like so many people, I have creative anxiety. Creating, performing, and sharing your art requires vulnerability. Being vulnerable can incite a lot of emotional and physical distress. Creative anxiety can hurt or help our art. 

  • In so many words….

    This month is E-Book month at DGTL Creator Temiskaming shores. We will be exploring typefaces and book layout. I am a huge fan of e-books and audio books and I am looking forward to helping others create their own literary works. As I was planning the workshops, I realized how much of contemporary artistic practice […]

  • Hearts of Gold

    I moved to Timmins from a much larger city, but my first month here has been quite the learning curve. I have explored a lot the city, I have learned about the community here, and I have met dozens upon dozens of people. I am not a natural extrovert, but the people of Timmins are […]

  • It’s never too cold to create.

    December has arrived. It’s cold and you’re stuck inside with nothing to do. You’ve binged enough Netflix and drank too much tea/ coffee and now you’re all jittery? Use that energy: Create!! There are tons of available creative apps and they are all FREE!!! Here are some of my faves… Inkscape: So ya like illustrator? […]

  • A Summer to Remember

    This summer, Digital Creator Sault Ste. Marie was able to partner with the local Arts Council in Sault Ste. Marie (the Arts Council of Algoma) to produce a video work that highlighted community arts events. This was a paid opportunity for a group of regular Digital Creator teens. Certainly making art & movies isn’t all […]

  • We’re Hiring!

    Call for Applications: Digital Creator North Program Lead Sioux Lookout, ON Date Posted: November 19th, 2018 Application Deadline: November 30th, 2018 Start Date: December, 11th 2018 Wage: $22.85, 35 hours weekly, 6 month contract ending May 31st, 2019 with possibility for renewal of a one year contract Province: Ontario Region: Northern Ontario Location: Sioux Lookout […]

  • Embrace The Cringe!

    Embrace The Cringe   When I was young, I used to feel embarrassed and uneasy heading onto a stage. I loved the acting, the music, whatever activity I was doing up there, but I felt hundreds of eyes staring up at me, judging my movements. Some people call it stage fright, I call it the reality of performance. I was […]

  • Not so far away.

    As a Program Lead for DGTL Creator North, I have had the chance to attend many digital arts events/conferences and have noticed a new trend in regional arts and culture. The distance between the North and the world is shrinking. We are not so far away anymore… Not so far away from other rural communities. […]