The Blue Mountains Creator Space is a Digital Arts Lab designed for you to explore, learn and create Digital Art including digital video, digital sound, digital photography, and digital design in a state of the art digital lab, with programs, events and workshops led by industry experts.
The Creator Space is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund, in partnership with the Blue Mountains Public Library.
The Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. The Council champions and invests in artistic excellence through a broad range of grants, services, prizes and payments to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. Its work ensures that excellent, vibrant and diverse art and literature engages Canadians, enriches their communities and reaches markets around the world. The Council also raises public awareness and appreciation of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities. It is responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO in Canada to contribute to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable future. The Canada Council Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts.
The Blue Mountains Public Library
The Blue Mountains Public Library (BMPL) was established with the opening of the L.E. Shore Public Library in 1995. BMPL, the Craigleith Heritage Depot, and the Gallery at L.E. Shore, with the collective archives and museum, make the BMPL a GLAM-Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum. GLAMs are becoming more popular across municipalities as libraries, their CEOs and Boards become more collectively responsible for the culture portfolio in their communities.
Tom Strnad, Digital Artist
A graduate of York University's Film Production Program, Tom Strnad has produced numerous award winning and internationally released feature films including THE JAZZMAN, SNOW PEOPLE and THREE & A HALF. Tom has also directed several films included THE TRAIL and VERTICAL BELLES. His films have screened at TIFF, VIFF, SXSW and FIPA and have aired on CBC, HBO, SuperChannel and TMN. Tom is also a veteran editor having worked on series for Entertainment One, TVO, YTV and Bravo! Tom currently operates Mountain Goat Film Company and is developing several projects including APPLE BLOSSOM and HELP WANTED.
Tracey Strnad, Digital Artist
Tracey Strnad has worked as a commercial film director for clients such as Hewlett Packard since 2011. She has a Business Degree in Marketing from Laurentian University. As a documentary filmmaker, she has written and directed several films including KING FOR A DAY, a recipient of Ontario Arts Council funding and the award-winning doc SNOW PEOPLE, featuring 75 interviews in 75 minutes. Tracey is currently developing her first narrative feature, THE MUSEUM KEEPER. Tracey is also a voting member of the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television.