Marie LeBlanc Flanagan


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Marie LeBlanc Flanagan is an artist working in the playful spaces between people, especially related to connection and community. Marie builds experimental video games, playful installations, and cooperative experiences and has an enduring fondness for the possibilities of trash.

Marie co-founded Wyrd Arts Initiatives; founded Drone Day; served as the editor-in-chief of Weird Canada; co-founded Imaginary Residency, an artist-run online residency; co-founded Toronto Games Week; and co-organizes GAIA.

Marie has worked with Wizard Zines, A MAZE. Berlin International Games and Playful Media Festival, The Processing Foundation, The School of Machines, Making, and Make-Believe, Ada x, Daily Tous Les Jours, and Game Arts International Network.


  • Pittsburgh/Toronto/Montreal

    Co-founded Toronto Games Week

    Co-founded Toronto Games Week

    Co-led GAIA

    Created "Change the Rules" Comic

    Artist in residence at the ETC at Carnegie Mellon University

  • Online/Europe/Montreal

    Created Tender Circuits for DARC

    Co-led GAIA

    Created "Change the Rules" Comic

    Artist in residence at the ETC at Carnegie Mellon University

  • Online

    Exploring the spaces between us

  • New York City

    Artist in Residence at the NYU Game Center

  • Montréal

    Built a one-month city-wide play experience for CAFKA.

    Artist in residence at Technoculture, Art and Games

    Consulted with Daily Tous Les Jours and GenieLab on creative installations and gatherings.

    6 months learning the fundamentals of French

  • San Francisco

    Researched decentralized communities for an installation

    Co-organized a Game Jam at Dynamicland.

    Spoke and showed my work at festivals and events in England, Germany, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, Scotland, South Africa, and Ukraine.

  • Berlin

    Designed and created 9 experimental games, installations, and play experiences.

    Work with the School of Machines, Making, and Make-Believe

    Experience design with A MAZE. Berlin

    Editor at SoundCloud, helping document and share technical work.

  • Kitchener

    Worked on a city-funded arts and culture web portal

    Founded Drone Day, an annual national day for the celebration of drone music and communities

  • Toronto

    Incorporated Wyrd Arts Initiatives, a national nonprofit for encouraging, documenting, and connecting creative expression across Canada

  • Edmonton

    “Best music website in Canada” from CBC 3 for

    Managed a community arts space, overseeing 150+ lectures, festivals, screenings, and events.

    Worked with CBC Edmonton and CBC North

  • Ottawa

    Ran a social enterprise, creating alternative educational programs

  • Peterborough

    Honours degree in Global Studies: Communities and Identities from Trent University

  • Perth

    Spent my childhood reading every book I could find, climbing trees, and asking inappropriate questions. I tried to start a revolution in my elementary school.