Who we are
Founded in 2020, Industrial Parks Collective is a community-based producer of creative projects that reflect the diverse narrative of the Atlantic Region. We provide resources, collaboration, and learning opportunities for artists and creative professionals seeking project support and career development.
What we do
We help local creatives to earn a living doing what they love. Whether it’s new or emerging artists seeking funding for their dream project, or local creatives looking for freelance opportunities, we provide the tools and resources to help you to make the next step in your career as an artist.
Board of Directors
Raven Blue (he/him)
A longtime resident, organizer, and activist in Saint John, Raven has been making experimental films and music from an early age and has a devoted affinity for taking photographs in his own neighborhoods. Raven brings a background of 25 years in music, film, design, and community arts programming.
Marc Gosselin (he/him)
Marc has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years working in production. His extensive experience covers a wide spectrum of work, including instructing recording arts in post-secondary, studio production, live audio mixing, broadcast production, touring director and most recently video production/editing.
Don Higgins (he/him)
Don is a thought leader and innovation strategist with a diverse background in science, law, technology, communications, social media, manufacturing, broadcasting, human resources, and leadership. In his recent roles, Don led initiatives to make the delivery of justice services more straightforward, outcomes-focused and accessible for all, by working to better understand the needs of the broader community and in particular those communities which are especially vulnerable—the underserved indigenous, newcomer, diversity and neuro-divergent communities, as well as isolated persons.
Kayla Johnson (she/her)
Kayla Johnson is a highly passionate and creative business professional living in Saint John, New Brunswick. She is also an Indigenous woman with family roots in Neqotkuk First Nation, also known as Tobique. Kayla has spent the last 7+ years focusing her career on entrepreneurship and event management and continues to do so through Kayla & Co. Kayla is excited to continue to use her experience gained over the last 7+ years to continue her efforts toward a thriving Indigenous economy and an inclusive ecosystem in Atlantic Canada.
Auldous Littlebird (she/her)
Auldous is a visual artist whose main focus is on printmaking, drawing, and painting. She has been showing professionally for 20 years and does odd jobs in print. An injury has stayed her progress and she is now active in the community providing outreach to our at-risk neighbors but continues to explore art eagerly and when her body allows. Her preferred subject matter is the human form, specifically self-portraits.
Jeff McLennan (he/him)
Jeff is a Saint John artist, photographer, and musician. He has made numerous contributions to the local arts scene through community radio, film festivals, and collaborative art projects. As a visual artist, Jeff is interested in capturing unique textures. He started painting after a long exploration of photography – and those textures carried on into his new work. Experimentation and play are always present in his work.
Monika Ouellet (she/her)
Monika is a full-time funeral director and embalmer by day and an 80’s inspired synthwave/outrun artist by night. Hailing from Atlantic Canada, Lazer fuses her passion for her career and her love of retro synths – creating a unique atmosphere blending organic death and artificial life.
Yukie Xie (she/her)
Originally from Toronto, Yukie Xie (she/her) is now living it up in Saint John, NB. Yukie is in her last year of the BBA degree Majoring in Marketing with a co-op under her sleeve. Yukie is outgoing and loves to meet new people, make new connections and bring the best out of The Maritimes, making her ideal for the role of community arts director! She also really likes animals ❤️