Young Playwright? Here’s the info you need to know and act on RIGHT NOW!

RBC Emerging Playwright Award An award that will give up-and-coming playwrights the opportunity to win a 6-month mentorship with a professional playwright of their choice, from our 600+ playwrights roster as well as a $2000 cash prize. The award will be presented at the 2017 Tom Hendry Awards and the winner will be provided with Read more

Annual General Meeting Gallery

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Supporting Arts, Heritage, Creative Industries Fundamental to City-Building: Mayor Crombie

The following keynote address was delivered by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie during the Annual General Meeting of the Mississauga Arts Council which took place yesterday, March 29, 2017:   “Good evening, everyone. I want to begin by acknowledging Mike Douglas, Executive Director, and my husband, Brian Crombie, President of the Mississauga Arts Council, along with Read more

Art Battle March 15, 2017

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”20″]  Another full house on Wednesday night’s Art Battle at the LAC, and what a battle it was. 11 registered artists and 1 wildcard competed for the chance to advance to the regional finals on June 21, bragging rights and some cash of course. Most of the artists were first time Read more

Welcome back to the MAC Couch!

Do you have talent you would like to showcase to the world? Submit your application to be featured on MAC’s youtube channel and be able to share your talents with your community! You may transform your feature to demonstrate your craft whichever way you would like. Discuss, represent and perform on the MAC Couch today! This Read more

VAM Necessary Gestures Winners announced!

Congratulations to the winners of VAM’s Necessary Gestures exhibit.  First place: Kelly Zantingh 1st Honourable Mention: Linh Thai 2nd Honourable Mention: Yoon Jin Jung   VAM is shining the spotlight on emerging, youth visual artists! VAM is pleased to welcome to the public it’s first-ever youth art exhibition, Necessary Gestures! This exhibition features 11 emerging Read more

MAC’s Coffee Night at Studio.89 was a big success!

As many of you already know MAC and Studio.89 have partnered up to bring you Coffee Night! A night of singing, spoken word, acoustic music and all around sharing! I had the awesome opportunity of meeting some talented people:         Shelly Sarkar performed a wonderful tale on the ups and downs of life. She Read more

And the Curators Choice Award goes to…

Last week I was able to speak with the Curator of the AGM, Kendra Ainsworth, about the big opening night of VAM39. Since the gallery has been in operation, the AGM and Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) have collaborated in bringing the annual juried show to Mississauga residence and every year it seems to grow larger. Read more


The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $25,000 grant courtesy of the Ontario150 Community Celebration Program. The grant will allow the organization to move forward with its plan to document and display the history of community orchestras in Ontario spanning 150 years. Working with several partners, the Read more

Come Have Your Say at the Mississauga Culture Master Plan!

  Have your say! You’ve heard about the Future Directions Culture Master Plan, now it’s time to get up close and personal.  Attend one of our upcoming community meetings, and share your vision for the future of culture in Mississauga. Community Meeting Dates: February 7, 2017 6 p.m.  Clarke Memorial Hall, 161 Lakeshore Road West Read more

VAM39 – Juried show hosted by AGM

On Sunday January 8th at the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM), the Civic Centre was buzzing with excitement as the set up for VAM39 was well underway! Bubbling artists strode into the AGM, carrying their work with pride, eagerly waiting to see their assigned wall space. This annual exhibition and art sale has been hosted Read more

MAC hosts Coffee Night at Studio.89

MAC in collaboration with Studio.89 bring you Coffee Night… a night for spoken word, acoustic musicians and vocalists to show-case their talent! Sign up via Google form: For more information please email Nansy Khanano: Our first event will take place on Thursday February, 2 2017 at Studio.89 7-9 PM Read more

Mississauga based Web Series, “Teenagers” flourishes on YouTube!

Do you remember what your high school experience was like? Do you remember the drama, the intense moments of happiness followed by the deep feelings of sadness, hatred, jealousy, and contempt? Do you remember feeling like your parents would kill you if they found out about your little secret? How ‘bout all the colourful friends Read more

City of Mississauga asks YOU to speak up about Arts and Culture!

  This is an exciting and important time for the future of arts, culture and heritage in Mississauga. As a valued member of the creative community, you are invited to take part in the creation of the City of Mississauga’s new Culture Master Plan. The Culture Master Plan will be a leading strategy document that Read more

K-Mobile initiative to collaborate with the Mississauga Arts Council!

Friday, December 15th, 2016 Mike Douglas, the Executive Director of MAC, was invited by The Founder and Chief Executive of K-Mobile, Shami Munir, to speak at the grand opening of the second K-Mobile store in Mississauga. Accompanied by Samir Dossal, President of The Canadian Pakistani Business Council, Elizabeth Banfalvi Co-Founder of the Mississauga Writers Group Read more

Portrait Studio Job Postings! Artage

POSITION #1: Sales Associate & Receptionist  Job Description Busy upscale portrait studio requires an awesome Sales Associate & Receptionist to join our dynamic team.This is an amazing opportunity! To be considered, you must include a cover letter that demonstrates you’ve actually read this ad! This sales associate role will start part-time to turn full-time with Read more

Beautiful Performance of The Nutcracker by the New Russian Ballet at the Living Arts Centre

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always dreamt of watching the Nutcracker Ballet. I remember staying up during the holidays to catch the cartoon version that played on TV. Completely engulfed by the magic, I would put on my little tutu and dance around the living room pretending I was a Prima Ballerina. Read more

Brilliant Proposal from Peel Daily News’ Peter Whitaker!

As we all know, the newspaper is a dying source of up-to-date information…not because it’s an inaccurate source, but because the digital age has very much taken over how we get our news. Currently, the majority of people get their news from social media rather than the physical paper! So if breaking news erupts, an Read more

Fantastic Turnout to MAC’s Biggest and Best Arts and Crafts Sale Yet!

35 artisan vendors set up at Clarke Memorial Hall on Saturday December 3, 2016 to sell their handmade goods at MAC’s biggest Cranberry Christmas Market to date! A steady stream of customers came through the doors to shop for unique gifts of all kinds. Many visitors came with bags full of canned goods, and others Read more

VAM Hosts Metal Drypoint Demonstration by World Renowned Canadian Print Maker Agustin Rolando Rojas

    Agustin Rolando Rojas begins the demo by talking about the metal etching and print-making process. Many believe the art form is elementary, a simplistic way to replicate a piece over and over again for an easy buck; a common misconception. The whole point of printing proofs is to get the perfect print! In my experience, there’s always Read more