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205 Main Street East
North Bay, Ontario P1B 1B2
Managing Director | [email protected]
Holly is a local arts community organizer and musician who was formerly the Executive Director of the Near North Mobile Media Lab. She is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Media Arts program and holds a BA in Fine Arts from Nipissing University. Her professional work has focused on bridging gaps for artists in northern Ontario, specifically through her work on the Digital Creator North program, North Bay Film Festival and as a long time board member of Creative Industries. Other professional work includes the Independent Media Arts Alliance of Canada (IMAA), Cultural Industries Ontario North, Ice Follies Biennial and the Media Arts Network of Ontario. Holly is a former member of award winning ensemble Hidden Roots Collective and currently the drummer of local femme-fun punk band Peach Pact.
Executive Director | [email protected]
Jaymie is an emerging artist based out of Northern Ontario. She studied drawing & painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Alberta College of Art and Design. She received her BFA from Nipissing University in 2011. Jaymie remains a practicing visual artist with a focus in drawing and has exhibited work throughout Ontario. Over the past decade Jaymie has worked in various community based and creative sector organizations across the Nipissing Region. Jaymie is a community driven mover, shaker and change-maker, with a decade of work experience with various creative and community-based organizations. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges that face Northern Ontario’s creative sector and its entrepreneurial community, her current focus is on building new pathways for community-based creative sector sustainability in smaller, rural and Northern cities.
Marketing & Communication Coordinator | [email protected]
Colleen was born and raised in Parry Sound, Ontario but moved to Toronto to pursue a degree in Anthropology with a minor in Advocacy and Public Engagement from York University. After spending the last few years living down south, she decided to move to North Bay in January of 2022. Colleen enjoys writing short stories, reading non-fiction books, and scrolling endlessly through TikTok. She is enjoying the opportunity to learn about North Bay, Nipissing’s creative sector and engage with it directly via her role as Marketing & Communication Coordinator.
City Rep. Ex-Officio | Director
Bryan is the Community Development Facilitator for the City of North Bay. He grew up in South River before settling into the North Bay area in 2007. Bryan attended post-secondary school at Canadore College and Laurentian University studying Recreation and Leisure Services and History. Bryan spent 7 years as Manager of Health and Fitness at the YMCA of North Bay before moving to the City of North Bay as a Community Development Coordinator in 2015. Along with his 15 years of community development and program development experience, Bryan has a passion for the arts and is an avid guitar player and music lover. [email protected]
Interim Chair | Executive Board
James migrated to the North Bay region in 2017. He has been connected to the music industry for the past 20 years operating through recording studios, live sound, touring, performing, instrument & equipment sales. A key passion of James’ is the sharing of knowledge, educating and supporting artists and creatives on their individual pathways.
Secretary | Executive Board
CA Reid is an artist and Coordinator from Northeastern Ontario. She is a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek currently living in Nipissing / North Bay. Her work often highlights the fractal geometry of nature as a blueprint for existence and her work in recent years explores digital archiving in context of cultural preservation. Other areas of research include digital humanities and media history, holding an interest in axiology and ideological construction through the arts.