The Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) engages, connects, promotes, champions and helps develop opportunities for artists of all disciplines, ages and abilities from diverse communities to help grow the arts and culture sector in Mississauga.
Since its inception in 1981, MAC facilitates partnerships, encourages collaboration and provides awards for healthy competition between artists and performers to help strengthen our community and contribute to a more vibrant city.
MAC’s staff of 5 currently represents over 500 individual artists, arts organizations and related business allies. MAC will place more than 400 performers and artists in professional appearances in 2017 and close to 30,000 residents will enjoy them in MAC led events and another 120,000 people will witness their performances in festivals produced by MAC member organizations.
The Mississauga Arts Council is a 35 year-old not-for-profit organization that encases the collaborations of 217 arts organizations and 38,000 individual artists under one common umbrella. MAC acts as a catalyst to inspire, engage and connect opportunities within the community to encourage multi-disciplinary artists and facilitate networking in the arts scene across diverse cultures.
We were established in 1981 by City Resolution, and a non-profit registered charity governed by a Board of Directors.
We aim to create a Mississauga that is a vibrant, creative, cultural community where arts and culture thrive.