Lora Northway is a multi-disciplinary visual artist, arts educator, and community arts co-ordinator based out of Thunder Bay. She received her HBFA in fine arts from Lakehead University, with a minor in Women’s Studies and obtained a Certificate in Arts Education from York University. She has been the recipient of several Ontario Arts Council grants, and was recently nominated for the City of Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Award in the category of Cultural Educator.
Alongside her studio practice she is the Youth Outreach Coordinator for Definitely Superior Artist Run Centre (Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts Winner, 2013), founder of the Die Active Graffiti Art Collective and creator of Neechee Studio, a massive, Aboriginal youth arts collective. For 10+ years she has delivered countless workshops to community groups, specializing in DIY culture, zine making, and art activism. Most recently she developed and delivered a conference on “Youth Engagement and Arts Programming in the North”, for 20 Aboriginal youth leaders from northern reserves.