Header photo: Carissa Ainslie, founder of The Meadows Retreat & Creative Space

The creative sector is a vibrant and essential part of our community, bringing fresh ideas and artistic expressions that enrich our lives. At IGNITE Atlantic, we are proud to support and nurture companies that are making significant contributions to this dynamic field. From media production and artist retreat spaces to children’s book authors, our resident companies are at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

In this blog post, we will highlight five creative companies that are part of the IGNITE community. These companies are pushing the boundaries of their respective fields and showcasing the incredible talent and potential within the creative sector.

1. New Brooklyn Media

New Brooklyn Media is a full-service production company offering video, photo and design services based in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Every client is unique and every bit of content should reflect that. Their team works closely with their clients to produce content that is authentic, beautiful and impactful.


BRAEVR is a Virtual Reality video production company. They create fully immersive storytelling experiences in the 360°, 180° Stereoscopic and Virtual Reality space. BRAEVR’s specialty is their creativity, craftsmanship and ability to bring engaging storytelling experiences to life. Their clients range from the federal government, tourism boards and industry sector development but the sky’s the limit for this technology. The future of storytelling lies in the virtual reality space and they are here to help connect brands to this incredible ever emerging technology.

3. The Meadows Retreat and Creative Space

The Meadows Retreat & Creative Space welcomes all travelers, creatives and artists wishing to explore the northern shore of Nova Scotia – whether this ocean playground is their home, or if they come from away. The future of The Meadows not only includes this beautiful three-bedroom farmhouse, but also an artist studio for residencies and retreats and small cabins to allow for groups to stay on this 25+ acre property.

4. Sunnyside Self Wellness

Sunnyside Self Wellness promotes mental health and pro social skill development through children’s literature, educational resources and engaging workshops for youth and families. The 2-tier mental health practices include meditation and mindfulness, gratitude, mindful eating and movement, and creative self expression. Camilla Thompson, founder of Sunnyside Self Wellness, is also the author of Skating Lane, a children’s book encouraging resilience and problem-solving skills.

5. Greenlight Studios

Greenlight Studios is a full-time video and audio production studio. Located in Yarmouth, they specialize in music videos, live-off-the-floor music production, and commercial video of all types. They are also the biggest producer of professional real estate walkthrough videos and 3D tours in the Yarmouth area. Over the years, they have helped sell hundreds of homes throughout the tri-counties.

How IGNITE Helps

These companies exemplify the innovative spirit and creative energy that IGNITE Atlantic is dedicated to fostering. By supporting these talented entrepreneurs, we are helping to build a thriving creative sector that benefits our entire community.

At IGNITE, we believe that creativity and innovation go hand in hand. We are committed to providing the resources and support needed for creative businesses to flourish. Our resident companies are proof that with the right environment and encouragement, amazing things can happen.

If you’re passionate about the creative sector and looking for a supportive community to help you grow your business, consider joining IGNITE’s residency program. Learn more about the benefits and how to apply on our Residency Page. Together, we can continue to drive innovation and creativity in rural Nova Scotia.