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Cam Bogle is a 16 year old singer/songwriter who has had the opportunity to sing at events such as Toronto Youth Day, SingFest at Mississauga Ribfest, Mississauga Youth Festival, and at Hamilton Place. Cam performed on 401Radio, 105.7EZRock, CHCHTV and for Hockey Night In Canada during a nationally covered food drive, as well for the kids at McMaster Children’s Hospital for the past several Christmases. Some highlights of his career so far; being selected top 10 solo act for the 2015 Juno Award Sound Off Event for aspiring artists, reaching 4th with his cover of ‘If I Could Fly’ on the Upcoming 100/Emerging 200 Chart, and the privilege of writing his first single ‘Praise’ with producer Mark Zubek.

Guelph Arts Council announces deadline for Jane Graham Memorial Award:In memory of Guelph visual artist Jane Graham, Guelph Arts Council offers an annual award to a regional visual artist(s) to pursue professional development opportunities. The 2016 application deadline is Friday, September 30 at 4 pm. Any visual artist residing and actively practising in Guelph or Wellington County is encouraged to apply for opportunities that will be pursued after November 15, 2016. The award’s terms of reference and application instructions are posted at The award(s) will be announced in late fall 2016.

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) MONTHLY eNEWS: August 2016

Keep yourself updated. “Be Tech Savvy” with a little help from Century Audio Visual. Audio Visual Technology “News of Interest” #84 – August 1, 2016
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Do you need financial support for professional development or a “change of direction” in your career? Theatre Ontario invites applications for the October 3 deadline for our Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). Learn more about Theatre Ontario’s Professional Theatre Training Program

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

Members of Theatre Ontario save 50% on E-Learning Courses from WorkInCulture. You love theatre, but the abilities that first sparked your love of the stage aren’t the only talents you need. Putting on a show or starting a theatre company takes a whole lot more. That’s why we’ve partnered with Work in Culture to offer Theatre Ontario members 50% off a selection of e-Learning courses that will help you produce like a pro! Here is just one of the six courses available: Partnerships and Collaboration – Create your dream team! Collaboration is essential to personal and professional success, but it’s not always as straightforward (or free from conflict) as we expect. This course will help your next collaboration run smoothly. Learn more about e-Learning courses from WorkInCulture

Registrations are open for the Adjudicators Symposium on October 1 in Toronto – networking and professional development for our province’s adjudicators. Join Us at the Theatre Ontario Adjudicators Symposium

Check out the various benefits you receive as institutional members of CARFAC Ontario. Click Here for a full list of institutional membership benefits. Also, members of your institution enjoy $10.00 off individual memberships at CARFAC Ontario. To redeem the membership discount, please contact Venessa Harris (Membership & Communications Coordinator) at, who will prepare the discount codes and provide you with a sample letter to send to your members.

Help celebrate and highlight businesses in Mississauga South that make our community shine. The Star of Mississauga South Award was created to recognize small businesses that are unique to Mississauga South and make our community a more vibrant place to live. To nominate a star click here. Deadline is Sept 2nd, 2016.

Space available Starting September 1, 2016264 Lakeshore Rd. E. 18 x 15 = 270 sq. ft. $800 per month (Min 1 yr. lease); 29 x 15 = 435 sq. ft.  $1200 per month (min 1 yr. lease). Features: all utilities, Internet , over 500 sq. ft. of common areas, reception, washroom,  kitchen area. Also features, main front entrance, company name on wall inside entrance, company listing on outdoor sign.

The Wine Ladies will soon be embarking on yet another journey, this time to stunning Cape Town and the Cape Winelands, with stops to historical cities and sites including Robben Island, Table Mountain and of course a game reserve! They are thrilled to be heading out to South Africa this February 2017 and would love you to join us! A spectacular tour that will include personalized visits to stunning wineries in the Cape Winelands, amazing culinary adventures, an historic Robben Island personal tour, Table Mountain, exciting jeep game-drives, safari tours and much more! For more details and to book your tour with us visit Integrity Tours or call 416-768-5375

It’s been an amazing year since the Ontario Trillium Foundation launched its new Investment Strategy and we’ve learned a lot. Based on the feedback we have received from all stakeholders since the launch of our Investment Strategy last year, and due to changes in our funding from the Government of Ontario, we are announcing the following changes to our granting policies and operations:Saving Time: Organizations that are registered with OTF only need to update their profile every 24 months as opposed to every 12 months. This will help save OTF and organizations time and resources.Levelling the Playing Field:To maximize impact and reduce the number of declines, organizations can continue to have active grants in various investment streams at the same time, but can only submit one application per granting cycle. In 2016-2017, there will be three granting cycles for all streams. Encouraging Collaboration: When applying for Seed, Grow or Capital Streams, organizations will need to identify one catchment area where the initiative will have the largest impact. This will ensure the greatest proportion of our funds go to local communities. For projects that are collaborative across regions, organizations should look at the Collective Impact stream. We encourage organizations that previously applied for province-wide grants to consider taking a collective impact approach in their work. Provincial organizations can work collaboratively with local organizations and chapters to submit applications at a more local level. Capital Stream 2017: Organizations with current capital needs are invited to consider the Ontario150 Community Capital program whose application deadline is September 14, 2016. OTF’s Capital Grants Investment Stream will be reinstated in 2017 and new application deadlines will be released in the fall. These changes will help us rationalize our granting programs while still responding to the needs of Ontario communities

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.

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 /Artengine and Maker Faire Ottawa / Unhanded: A symposium on making under the influence of digitalism / Saturday September 17, 2016

Announcements / CARFAC Ontario / TOTAL Museum and Fine Arts Services / Member Discounts

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

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 / 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 / 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.

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’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 ).

The Rhythm Team – Jay Boehmer and Charlie Cooley present a unique, dynamic and exciting presentation featuring two drum sets 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.

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

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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