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

What is Media Arts?

What is Media Arts?What is Media Arts? 🤔🤔🤔 'Media Arts' refers to time-related artworks created through the use of new media and technology. Numerous disciplines have fallen under the umbrella of 'Media Art' over the years, including works in...

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Creator Spaces Closed Temporarily

Creator Spaces Closed TemporarilyDue to the temporary closure of several of our host libraries across Northern Ontario, our Digital Creator Spaces will be suspending all programming and closing down until further notice. During this time, our talented Program Leads...

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Kayt Lackie: Elliot Lakes’s New Program Lead

Kayt Lackie: Elliot Lakes's New Program LeadKayt is a novelist, new media storyteller, and musician who recently returned to Elliot Lake. After studying classical music at the University of Western Ontario, publishing at Humber College and creative writing at the...

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WE’RE HIRING! Program Lead – Kenora

Call for Applications! Program Lead - KenoraDate Posted: October 16, 2019Application Deadline: November 27, 2019Start Date: January 6, 2019Wage: $35,000 for a 1 year contract. This full-time position is partially funded by FedNor's Northern Ontario Development...

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Sioux Lookout Blooms in Time for Summer

Sioux Lookout Blooms in Time for SummerWhen a crew of regular High School Students left to grab some dinner & then came back with it, I knew they had settled into the Lounge! They often organize their own social every Wednesday, inviting different people over...

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