Inspiring Digital Creativity in Ontario's North


Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 3pm – 6pm
Location: Capitol Centre, lower level, 150 Main Street East, North Bay, ON, P1B 1A8

Digital Creator North Bay operates as a free, drop-in learning environment for youth aged 11 – 19 to acquire digital media skills. Staffed by artist mentors, the space is equipped to support interest-driven creative activities like 3D Printing, coding, graphic design, animation, videography, digital photography, podcasting and audio recording. Teens can also come in to work on homework, read, paint, draw, collage, or just hang out and play video games with friends!

What is Dgtl Creator North?

Digital Creator North is a free, low-barrier program for youth and emerging artists with a focus on using digital and media arts tools to support creativity in a casual atmosphere. It is a welcoming program that offers participants the freedom to gain digital skills at their own pace, collaborate with others, and learn from experienced mentors. In 2020 we launched a virtual version of the Digital Creator, using the platform. We are also currently working on creating a network to support communities in northern Ontario that want to create their own spaces using Digital Creator as a model.

Our Upcoming Programming

Katya Serre

Network Facilitator

Aanin, Hello! Katya Serre is an Anishinaabe artist from Nipissing First Nation who is passionate about sharing her love for the arts within the community. She gravitates towards acrylic paint and digital works but also enjoys multimedia pieces that allow her to explore and go beyond the conventions of canonical western art. She aspires to create a space for artists that is open to and welcoming of all.

Sara Mayhew

Program Facilitator

Sara Mayhew is a Canadian manga artist, writer, and illustrator. She graduated Canadore College in 2005 and the same year created “Secrets of Sorcerers,” which won the International Manga and Anime Festival award and a Northern Arts grant. Mayhew also illustrated “The First Emperor,” self-published “Love Pet,” and created the “Legend of the Ztarr” series, which received another Northern Arts grant. Mayhew has written about her skeptical viewpoint in her art in various periodicals, podcasts, and conventions. Her work has also featured in Applied Arts Magazine and Scholastic’s ChickaDEE magazine.


Our News & Announcements

N2M2L Digital Creator Artist in Residence

Call for Artist in Residence! Application Deadline: December 18, 2023CALL FOR ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Application Deadline: 18-12-2023Residency Title: N2M2L Digital Creator Artist in ResidenceOrganization: Near North Mobile Media LabLocation: North Bay (Digital Creator...

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Digital Creator Summer Camp for Kids!

Digital Creator Summer Camp for Kids!Location: Digital Creator North BayDate: August 21st – 25th, 2023Time: 9AM – 3PMCost: $250 for the entire weekAges: 11-14 Prepare yourself for an unparalleled digital adventure! Digital Creator North Bay proudly presents an...

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Digital Creator North Bay March Break Comic Camp

Digital Creator North Bay March Break Comic CampLocation: Digital Creator North BayDate: March 13th – 17th, 2023Time: 9AM – 3PMCost: $200 for the entire weekAges: 11+ Are you looking for a super fun and exciting way to spend your March Break? Look no further than...

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DGTL Creator Grand Opening – Recap

DGTL Creator North Bay Grand Opening - RecapWe are still buzzing with excitement following our Grand Opening weekend! Huge thank you to all the partners, friends, staff, and members of the community that came out to visit us at Digital Creator North Bay on Saturday...

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DGTL Creator North Bay Grand Opening!

DGTL Creator North Bay Grand Opening!Digital Creator North Launching Free Digital Media Arts Program in Downtown North Bay - Saturday, November 12th, 2022 from 11am - 1pm (North Bay - October 24th, 2022) The Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L) is excited to announce...

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