Member News

The Mississauga Senior’s Art Club invites you to their exhibit at the Hallway Gallery of the Mississauga Seniors Centre at 1389 Cawhtra Rd. in Mississauga. It is open all summer weekly from 9:00 am to 3:30 daily except Friday until 2:00 pm. The Office of the Center closes on Saturday and Sunday during July and August and opens. The artists will be painting in the craft room on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 so visitors are welcome during those hours if they would like to meet with the artists, otherwise any other days on the Center hours.

Mississauga Music has just launched their website which is a great resource for all things music in the city and they’ve got a little feature on Joel Martin that you can check out HERE! They’ll also be releasing a compilation CD next month featuring songs from local artists which will include “Discount Sugar Daddy” off my newest album “The Tipping Point“!

Joel Martin hosts the 5th annual Boston Pizza Idol! It’s the biggest karaoke competition in the GTA with 120 singers competing over 9 weeks to a capacity crowd of 330 people to win thousands in cash prizes as well as studio time from Metalworks! click HERE You can find all the details on the event page HERE.

Matt Zaddy and Joel Martin performed their first full length set together.  Watch performances of a couple songs.
“When The Night Feels My Song” by Bedouin Soundclash
“All The Small Things” by Blink 182

Cam Bogle had his first original song Praise produced by Mark Zubek.

Peter Cavanagh and The Sidewalk Crusaders would like to share an article with you. Read the Peter Cavanagh article from the Toronto Star. Sidewalk Crusaders busking their way through school | Toronto Star

The honourable Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport has officially launched the Ontario150 Community Capital Program as part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the province’s place in Canada in 2017. This new program is a one-time $25 million program of the Government of Ontario that is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and will award one-year grants that range from $5,000 to $500,000 to support local capital needs. This program will strengthen communities by repairing, renovating and retrofitting existing infrastructure to better address the diverse needs of Ontario communities while fostering economic growth. The application deadline for the Ontario150 Community Capital Program is September 14, 2016 at 5 p.m. ET. Organizations that are already registered with OTF and verified as eligible to apply for OTF funding will automatically be eligible to apply for the Ontario150 Community Capital Program. Organizations that would normally be eligible for OTF funding but are not registered yet can register with OTF now. Beginning July 18, 2016, applications will be available through the registrants’ portal in order to submit an application by the September 14, 2016 deadline. Please visit to learn more about the program, read the application guide, access our calendar of outreach activities as well as the application form questions before the online application system goes live on July 18.

The summer issue of DISPATCH has arrived! The theme is Creatives 65 And Up. You can access the newsletter on our website.

OAC Exhibition Assistance Grants. The AGM is now in its fourth year as Artist Recommender for Exhibition Assistance Grants! This grant assists visual artists, craft artists and media artists with costs directly related to presenting their work in confirmed, upcoming, public exhibitions. We will be reviewing applications after the following two deadlines: September 4, 2016 and January 16, 2017. In addition to the OAC program priorities and criteria, we consider the following in our grant decision-making: Support artists who live and work in the 905/Peel region, in particular Mississauga; Work that demonstrates critical engagement with contemporary practice; Exhibition opportunities that could be characterized as important for the development of the artist’s career; No Toronto artists will be funded through this program. Click here for more information, or contact Laura Carusi at (905)-896-5088

The City of Mississauga wants to make Clarke Memorial Hall more accessible for arts, culture and heritage activities.  Clarke Memorial Hall is available Sunday to Thursday before 4 pm for closed rehearsals for a $50 flat rate fee.  It is also available for events in the evening for $20/hour.  The space can be booked by calling Customer Service at 905-615-4100, 2.  It is booked on a first come, first serve basis and users must agree to standard rental terms and conditions.  For more information, please call Lisa Abbott at 905-615-3200 Ext 4914. is now live! Demetrius Nath and his team are excited to help build the local music community.

The Ballroom Babies just released a new single/video. New single “I Won’t Change” Video: New single “I Won’t Change” Audio:

Marie Ann Longlade School of Dance Inc is taking registrations for their 52nd Anniversary year 2016-2017 on August 22nd – 25th, August 29th – September 1st from 4-8:30pm at 1650 Dundas Street East. Ste 205,  905-276-7471. Dance Classes Mississauga | Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatic, Hip Hop, Turns & Jumps, Conditioning & Special Needs children Dance Classes “We Teach the Love of Dance” Most welcoming studio in Mississauga | Dance Studios Mississauga and/or

OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL VISUAL ARTISTS: TD Mosaic 2016 is pleased to announce that the two day festival (Aug 12th and 13th) in collaboration with Promenade Gallery, will present “Creative Connections”. Local visual artists are invited to participate in 11th annual TD Mosaic Festival as follows: The opportunity is limited to only 8 artists on first come first served basis; The artists must be residents of Mississauga or Brampton; A participation fee of $100 per artist applies. Artists will be housed in outdoor tent and will get one 6 ft table and one chair each; Artists can sell their work and there is no commission on sales; Artists are encouraged to create work on site and conduct live demos. Please contact for more details: Asma Mahmood at or Leo Dias at

Cdn Small Business Women are excited to announce some new partnerships with our friends.  These OFFERS are exclusive to us and will be posted as they develop.  Some of these offers include business development tools, signs and banner discounts, SEO tools and much more.  New offers in the works include printing (t-shirts, bags, etc), and other promotional products.  CLICK HERE for more details. Limited amount of spaces being offered at 20% OFF the listed price for one week only. Take advantage of this bonus opportunity to have your business showcased to thousands of our followers. We are seeking vendors/exhibitors for our upcoming events: August 24th, Mississauga. $120 + HSTOctober 2nd, Ottawa. $240/440 + HSTNovember 6th, Toronto. $240/440 + HST

The Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) is proud to share news of the successful applicants that have received funding for the 2015-2016 granting round. Youth facing multiple barriers across Ontario will benefit from 31 initiatives totalling $7,751,500 in funding from YOF. View a list of the YOF Grant recipients for 2015-2016 and media release. Learn more about the Youth Opportunities FundLearn more about the Ontario Trillium FoundationAfter the success of its work in the Greater Toronto Area, YOF expanded its reach to serve youth across Ontario since June 2015. The 31 organizations are the first group of grantees to benefit from the program’s expansion. The YOF received 234 applications in this round, and it was a highly competitive process. We are preparing to launch the fourth round of YOF funding. The two-step application process will remain the same for the new funding round, with the Expression of Interest as the first step. Stay tuned for 2016-17 deadlines.

OTF is happy to announce that Michael Coteau, Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) has officially announced the second cycle of grants awarded across the province under our new Investment Strategy. In the second cycle, OTF is investing in 314 initiatives totalling $48 million that will bring positive change to nearly two million people in Ontario. These investments will focus on measurable outcomes that benefit local communities. The list of grants is available on our website.

Due to OTF budget changes and the upcoming launch of a new $25 million community capital program that OTF will administer on behalf of the government of Ontario, we are suspending the investment stream for capital grants. We will release a new deadline at a later date when details of the new community capital program are finalized. What this means: The April 6 deadline for Capital grants is cancelled. Registered applicants no longer have access to the application form to apply for a Capital grant. OTF will follow up directly with applicants who have already submitted a Capital grant application or have a Capital grant application in draft form in our online system. This decision does not affect any other streams or granting programs at OTF. The April 6 deadline for Seed grants is still in effect. Registered applicants can still apply for a Seed grant. We regret the inconvenience it may cause to our applicants. Stay tuned for more details in the Spring

Nisreen Askar has opened up a new studio in Port Credit, offering art classes and workshops for kids and adults. For more information call 647-241-1141.

Announcements / CARFAC Ontario / “Has the Artist Been Paid?” T-Shirts Available! / Toronto, ON

Announcements / Craft Ontario / Craft Award / Toronto, ON / Event Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016

Announcements / CARFAC Ontario / Dispatch & Windsor Regional Report

Announcements / Government of Ontario / Launch of Ontario’s First Culture Strategy

Announcements / Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) / Make It Fair

Announcements / Neighbourhood Arts Network / Cultural Hotspot : My Art, My New Land / Toronto, ON

Announcements / CARFAC Ontario / Free 2016 Artist Day Planner! / Toronto, ONSpecial offer to get a free 2016 Artists Day Planner!  Join or renew your membership for 2 years and receive a free 2016 Artists Day Planner + free shipping! OR Join or renew your membership for 1 year and pay only for shipping! (Shipping cost is $6 within Canada). For more information and to order please contact: Venessa Harris, Membership & Communications Coordinator at

Announcements / Toronto Arts Foundation / Art in the Park 2016 / Toronto, ON

Announcements / Centre for International Light Art / Award / Unna, Germany / Deadline Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016

Announcements / 401 Richmond / 2016 Career Launcher Prize / Toronto, ON

Announcements / Governor General’s Performing Arts Award / 2016 Nominees / Ottawa, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, September 16, 2016

Announcements / Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition / Art Hear at 2016 Exhibition / Toronto, ON

Announcements / Work In Culture / Biz Smarts – Free Webinars / Toronto, ON

Announcements / Canada Council for the Arts / Our New Funding Model

Announcements / CARFAC Ontario / DISPATCH – Spring Issue Now Available

Announcements / The Hnatyshyn Foundation / REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards / Ottawa, ON

 Announcements / Pro Bono Clinic / Connect Legal / Toronto, ON

Announcements / TRACES / Visual Arts Symposium / Municipality of L’Ange-Gardien, QC / Event Dates: Tuesday, September 6 to Sunday, September 11, 2016

Announcements / ​4elements Living Arts​ / Northereastern Ontario Surveys

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is now a part of the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM)! ROAM is a program that allows the AGM to offer reciprocal admission to over 288 museums across the United States and Canada! This benefit is available to patrons of our Friend level memberships and higherMore on ROAM.

Museums of Mississauga are looking for great Volunteers for new positions. Docent Programme – The Docent Program is ideal for those seeking work experience and learning through the Museums of Mississauga.  Ambassador Programme – The recruitment of volunteer Museums of Mississauga Ambassadors is ongoing for the 2016-2017 seasons. Internships Course Credit with University or College Co-op Education Program
The experience is fast paced and requires thinking on your feet! It is an opportunity to learn about our mission, gain practical and theoretical training, while contemplating the role of a municipal heritage house and the function of Museums of Mississauga. The goals of the Volunteer program at The Museums of Mississauga:to provide exposure to the inner workings of museums and share professional practices; to promote an awareness of museum and cultural careers; to offer experiences not typically available through an academic setting; to create a multi-layered learning experience for participants; to offer hands-on, team focused learning environment. Volunteer Application Form | How it works! Fill out the online application form and email your resume in Word or PDF format to with the subject: Volunteer Application | Your Name | Type of Volunteer Programme. Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis. Applicants will be asked for an interview with the Volunteer Co-ordinator. All positions require a letter of agreement and time commitment to the training to be signed. Commitment of Time:Ambassador Program – commit to a 3 Museum events and/or a minimum of 40 hours; Intern:  Dependant on the Education Program requirements. For more information or to apply for a volunteer position, please contact: Community Program Supervisor: Kelly Kubik,
905-615-4860 x 2111

ARTSY PARTIES ARE BACK! Throw your kids a party they’ll never forget! Join our artist-instructors as they lead young artists through exciting art projects in our professional studios! Each Artsy Party includes one complementary large cheese pizza from 3 Brothers Pizza.  For details. 

New Ontario Arts Council grants supporting arts managers. The Ontario Arts Council (OAC)’s Compass program has two new components. Compass is the program that funds capacity-building for organizations and professional development for individuals. Both of the program’s existing components remain.The new categories are:Micro-grants: Professional Development for Arts Managers and Individual arts managers can apply for micro-grants to support management skills training. Deadline to applyNovember 1, 2016. Your activity must begin after the application deadline you are applying to. Also, the activity cannot finish before the results of the program are announced (approx. two months after the deadline). Arts Management Internships Organizations that receive OAC operating funding can apply for a grant to host an arts management intern who is Aboriginal, of colour, Deaf and/or has a disability. Deadline to apply: July 5, 2016. Your activity cannot begin before being notified of whether your application was successful (approx. three months after the deadline).For more information on these new program components – including eligibility criteria, program guidelines and application forms – please visit the Compass page of OAC’s website. For further information contact: Pat Bradley, Theatre, Major Organizations and Compass Officer, 416-969-7433, toll free 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7433.  or Lizzy Braoudakis, Program Administrator, 416-969-7412, toll free 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7412

Sunday Morning Soul:Well firstly we will congratulate Harrison Kennedy on his JUNO Award for Blues Album of The Year! Congratulations go to Jesse O’Brien & Andrew Galloway at Electro-fi Records, too. This week’s Sunday Morning Soul – – we bring you some excellent and brand new Steve Dawson, Janiva Magness, Delta Generators. Sean Pinchin, The California Honeydrops, as well as Angel Forrest, Fiona Boyes and so much more brand new music, you won’t know what to do with yourself! It’s all here, every Sunday morning, afternoon & evening(and all week ,too) For more information on where to send your discs…Johnny Max, C/O Sunday Morning Soul, 2165 Stir Cres., Miss. On, L4Y 3V2 416 902 9801.

Blues & Roots Radio are an Award Winning Global Radio Station streaming 24/7 from Port Credit, Mississauga. Blues and Roots Radio brings you the very best in Blues, Soul, Celtic, Folk, and Roots music streaming across Canada and around the world playing independent artists on
What the media is saying : ” Blues & Roots Radio have changed the landscape of internet radio on a Worldwide scale. The amazing team that they have put together on a global basis is growing. Indie music is being given a chance …. Just great music…… It truly is radio the way it used to be. ” – Cashbox Magazine Canada . ” Blues & Roots Radio is probably one of the ‘ hottest ‘ international stations now along with BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio for supporting and promoting independent musicians and finding new music…. There are so many great shows it is very hard to single out only one ” – Laurel Canyon Music. With over 50 shows from Canada and across the globe, with some of the world’s top Radio Hosts – 20 of which are exclusively produced for Blues & Roots Radio in Mississauga – streaming 24 /7, we reach the listeners and parts others cannot. Global Partners with ( Ontario ), ( USA ), (UK) and ( Australia ).

Albino Galloro is searching for the following instruments for purchase: Alto flute Haynes or Powell, Selmer alto Mk Vi or balanced action circa 1960, Tenorsemer Mk Vi or balanced action circa 1960, Flute b foot Haynes or Powell. If you have any of these for purchase please contact Albino at (905)  813-9849

The Rhythm Team – Jay Boehmer and Charlie Cooley present a unique, dynamic and exciting presentation featuring two drumsets and other percussion instruments. Contact:

Performing Arts Internships 2016: Deadlines for 2016 October 31, 2016. More information can be found here. Click here to view a September 2015 webinar that outlines the application process and offers suggestions about how to make the strongest case in a competitive process.

The ONE Gallery is launching a program for artists, both emerging and established, to exhibit work at our gallery alongside internationally renowned artist, William Ho, whose work is in the international arena. The program is called The ONE Program for Artists, or TOP Art for short. This is a great opportunity for all artists to show and sell their work. We are delighted to offer this to your art members so that they may have the unique opportunity to participate in our program. Please see our website for more details:

Seeking Community Theatres for Trial Adjudications. Trial adjudications are our opportunity for us to “audition” new adjudicators – and we need eager community theatres to participate in the process. Learn more about volunteering for Theatre Ontario’s trial adjudications

Profiles of Projects from the Professional Theatre Training Program. Neil Silcox, training in directing with Matjash Mrozewski at Canadian Stage in Toronto. Alexis Scott, training in artistic producing with David Whiteley at Plosive Productions in Ottawa. Alysse Rich, training in dramaturgy with Brian Quirt at Nightswimming in Toronto. Mary Elizabeth Willcott, training in directing with Kelly Thornton at Nightwood Theatre in Toronto. Learn about these Professional Theatre Training Program projects

How to Prepare Effective Support Material for Theatre, Dance and Performance-Based Multi and Inter Arts Grant Applications
Support material documenting your art work is usually the most important part of an effective grant application for the Ontario Arts Council’s (OAC) programs. To help you, we are launching Preparing Effective Support Material for Theatre, Dance and Performance-Based Multi and Inter Arts Grant Applications,  a video featuring tips and advice for the best possible grant application.Topics covered include: How to select and organize the support material for your application; Guidelines around the use of still images and video; What type of support material not to include; How to present examples of dance, theatre and performance-based multi- and inter- arts work, etc

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Show your work and get paid to exhibit it
If you are an artist, or know artists, want to show your work and get paid to exhibit it, please do check out this link and consider attending this symposium

Need a Music Manager?
If you want to be taken seriously as a musician have a listen to this.