Calls for Artists

Call for artists

West 50 Pourhouse and Grill is looking for a Latin style band to perform multiple sets at their restaurant every Thursday evening from 9 – 1 am, starting July 23rd.  To arrange for an audition please email or call Roger at 647-999-0000.

MAC is  looking for films for the MACArts Festival!
Members can have their films shown in the Noel Ryan Auditorium from 3 – 6 p.m. on September 19. There will also be time for Q and A’s with cast and crew. This is a great opportunity to get your film in front of a GTA audience, and some world-class jurors.
We’re looking for family-friendly films that showcase the diversity of the GTA, films with global themes or stories, but featuring local talent, locations or connections.  Submissions are due by July 17th.
Click HERE for the submission form.

Open Audition Call –  looking for talented men and women 16 + years  who can sing and act to audition for our upcoming production of Jekyll & Hyde. We are part of the popular Encore Series at Meadowvale Theatre in Mississauga.
Audition Dates: July 9, 13, 14. Callbacks July 16
Audition Location: Streetsville United Church 274 Queen Street South, Mississauga ON L5M 1L8
Audition Requirements: 1 song of your choice in the style of the character you are auditioning for, no Disney or Sondheim please. Cold readings from the script (no monologues required). There will be a 20 minute movement call between two vocal groupings.
Please send your email request to  Show dates: March 11-20, 2016.
For more information, please go to 

SEVA Food Bank Call for Artists/Performers

Seva Food Bank is looking for some spectacular performers to showcase at their upcoming client appreciation event, Summer Breeze.  They are looking for dancers, musicians, spoken word artists, and all performers who want to share their talents with them!  Auditions are being held on July 5, 2015 bewtween 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at their Wolfedale location.  For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact them at 905-361-SEVA or

Call for Submissions / Ontario Clay & Glass Association / Fusion Clay & Glass Show 2015 / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015
FUSION: The Ontario Clay & Glass Association is pleased to invite you to participate in the 19th annual juried Clay and Glass Show, exhibition and sale, at the Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto.
For more information, including the application form. Please visit: Contact:

Residency / The Banff Centre / Walter Phillips Gallery Preparatorial Practicum / Banff, AB / Deadline Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Call for Submissions / La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario / 2016-2017 Season / Sudbury, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, July 31, 2015

Theatre Unlimited Performing Arts (a non-union, non-paying community theatre group here in Mississauga) is now scheduling auditions for our production of Spamalot to be presented between January 22 and January 31, 2016 at Meadowvale Theatre.  Auditions are being held June 24, 26, 27 and July 4 with call backs scheduled for July 5.  An appointment is required.  Please go to to find out more details about the audition dates, location, character synopses, audition requirements, and information as to how to book an audition time.

Boston Pizza Idol is an epic 7 week karaoke competition that features over 100 singers, $2000 in cash prizes, 8 sponsors and entertainment industry professional judges kicks off on June 23rd at the Square One location. This is a great opportunity giving local singers somewhere to perform for 7 weeks in front of hundreds of people for a chance to win thousands of dollars worth of prizes!
Prizes include:
-$2000 in cash prizes for the top 5 finalists
-Studio time at Metalworks, Canada’s #1 recording studio
-Tickets to the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra
-A membership to Canadian Musician Magazine
-Long & McQuade gift certificates
-Boston Pizza gift certificates
-a membership to the Mississauga Arts Council
-merchandise from Metalworks, Boston Pizza, InSauga, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra and Rock The Coliseum.
The event will be hosted by Joel Martin.
If you’d like to sing, you can now register by sending an email to
This event is 19+.

Sign-Up Today for Our Summer Theatre Intensive
Performers, directors, and playwrights are invited to join us at our annual Summer Theatre Intensive, running August 9 to 15 in Waterloo.  Immerse yourself in a unique theatrical learning experience as you learn new skills, meet passionate people, and flex your creative muscles.  The application  deadline is June 26.
Join us at Theatre Ontario’s Summer Theatre Intensive

Residency / Warbler’s Roost / Artist Residency Program / South River, ON

Residency / Sparkbox Studios / 2015 Artist Residency Program / Picton, ON

Call for Submissions / Canada Council for the Arts / {Re}conciliation / Ottawa, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, July 24, 2015

Call for Submissions / Thames Art Gallery / 2015 Biennial Juried Exhibition / Chatham, ON / Deadline Date: Monday, September 21, 2015 

Craftadian Fall Show

October 17-18, 2015, Mississauga International Centre
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Apply Nowdeadline to apply August 1, 2015

Craftadian Christmas Show

December 5-6, 2015, Hamilton Convention Centre
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Apply Nowdeadline to apply September 1, 2015

LAC – Call for Collaborators for a project called Off the Wall.

The Living Arts Centre has partnered with Frog in Hand which is a regional artist collective.
This is the second year of the project.
For more details please click on the link.

Looking for Workshop Hosts

Are you a MAC Member? Would you like to host a workshop? If you answered yes to both of these questions please email an outlined proposal of what you would like to do for your workshop to Sarah-Jean Villa at

Looking for Hosts at MAC Open Mic Nights

Are you a MAC Member? Would you like to host a MAC Open Mic? If you answered yes to both of these questions then please email Sarah-Jean Villa with your picture, bio and a link to your work to be considered at

Looking to Host a MAC Affair

Are you a MAC member? Are you working in an art studio towards an art show, having a rehearsal with your band, performing at a hospital or doing something creative in the community that you would like MAC to come out and have a MAC Affair at your event? If you answered yes to both of these questions then MAC would love to come out to support you and have a MAC Affair with you. Please email Sarah-Jean Villa at with you bio, picture and link to your work.

Studio 89 is hosting live music every Saturday night, and they’re looking for artists.

Email Sheryl at to book a time slot for one of these exciting new opportunities!

Call for MAC Ambassadors! The Mississauga Arts Council is looking for arts and culture lovers to spread their enthusiasm across the city while also promoting MAC and Limelight through our Ambassador Program. Being an Ambassador means attending events like Open Mic Nights, arts workshops, exhibits, and concerts to create a positive environment, represent and promote the Arts Council, distribute MAC swag, and promote membership sales. Training is provided, and all Ambassadors will be paid for every membership they sell at the events they attend. For more information, please call 905-615-4446 or email

MAC Coffeehouse looking for its next artist: 
Every other Monday for the next 6 months, we’ve got space for artists to showcase their work at Studio 89. MAC will have artists of different disciplines display their work and/or perform for 1-2 hours to entertain guests and promote MAC. We’re accepting painters, dancers, singers, and artists of all forms! Exhibitions will be starting mid-November, and run for 1-2 hours in the evening. Contact Aida at to sign up for a slot. Studio 89 is at 1065 Canadian Place – Unit 104,  Mississauga, Ontario.More information on the space go to