Province is investing in the Near North Mobile Media LabMonday, September 30, 2013 by: Kate AdamsNipissing MPP Vic Fedeli
The Near North Mobile Media Lab is receiving $56,200 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli said Friday.
Fedeli made the announcement at the launch of the 2013 Doc North Film Festival Friday afternoon at Nipissing University.
The funding is to assist with the Lab’s 2013-2014 development work to help build the infrastructure of media arts in Nipissing and throughout Northern Ontario.
Specifically, the funds are being provided to host public roundtable discussions, consultations with stakeholders and map local activity and resources available to media artists, community members and youth in Temiskaming Shores, Timmins, Sioux Lookout, Kenora, Marathon and Elliot Lake.
A feasibility report will also be completed to support media arts skills training, equipment access, presentations and professional development activities.
“We have a strong and growing arts and culture sector here in Nipissing, and it’s my hope this funding will help the Media Lab in its efforts to that end,” Fedeli said.