NYE poster   MAC LIMELIGHT NEW YEAR’S EVE BLOCK PARTY: The MAC Limelight NYE Party is an annual celebration of youth arts, this year held at Mississauga City Hall. The event features artists of all disciplines between the ages of 13 and 30. This year’s projects are spread throughout the Great Hall, Great Stairs and C Cafe. We encourage any artist between the ages of 13 and 30 to apply. Want to join the Block Party? Read the applications below and respond by November 13, 2014 at 11:59 pm. Applications can be emailed to program@mississaugaartscouncil.com. Questions? Call us at 905-615-4446. Visual Arts Proposal Performing Arts Proposal Floor Plan This year’s applications are quite detailed as there is more showcase space and the opportunity for mentorship. Please complete your application correctly so you can take part in this great opportunity!
Theme: Landscapes, daily life and sports
Exhibition: The best photos will be selected by a jury and exhibited in the Art Gallery of Mississauga, a gallery in Toronto and the Hispanic Association website’s virtual gallery from June 25 – august 15, 2015.
Submission Guidelines: The picture must be taken in the photographer’s home country and the photographer must own the rights.  Maximum of three images, each in HD 300dpi and JPG format. The exhibition is open to Amateur and Professional photographers. Each image must have a title and a short description (50 words max). Each submission must include the photographer’s name, country of origin, phone number, address and email.
At the end of the exhibition, the framed photographs will be donated to cultural and educational institutions in Ontario.  Photos will not be for sale.  The organizers will use the photos only for promotional purposes on the website, media outreach and social media.
Studio 89 is hosting live music every Saturday night, and they’re looking for artists. Email Sheryl at beawesome@studio89.org to book a time slot for one of these exciting new opportunities!
 CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS/COMMITTEE MEMBERS Application Deadline: December 15, 5 pm Want to work in a gallery or museum? Interested in helping the AGM shape the future of arts and culture in Mississauga? Volunteering at the AGM provides valuable experience and training that will help you build a career in the industry. For 2015, the AGM is seeking volunteer ambassadors and docents to assist in representing the gallery and providing education and programming support. The AGM is also seeking volunteer members for the following committees: Marketing, Membership and Auction. Volunteers must commit to extensive training and a 12 month commitment. Applications accepted throughout the year, but deadline for Committee Member applications for 2015 is on December 15 at 5 pm. For enquiries, please contact Laura Carusi, Volunteer-Docent Coordinator | Curatorial Assistant at 905 896 5088 /laura.carusi@mississauga.ca.
Artists, Step up to the easel, and become a part of the live competitive painting movement! Last year saw some amazing live performances by local artists like Puneet Kohli. Puneet represented Mississauga at The National Championship which was held in Maple Leaf Gardens in July 2014. He made it to the final round at Nationals, placing in the top 5 in Canada! We know we’ll see some amazing performances from Mississauga artists this year Artists who are interested in competing can apply; submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. For more info and artist applications please visit www.artbattle.ca/register Check out this videofor a sneak peek of the Art Battle experience. Help us share this exciting opportunity!
MAC Coffeehouse: 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 program@mississaugaartscouncil.com to sign up for a slot. Studio 89 is at 1065 Canadian Place – Unit 104,  Mississauga, Ontario. More information on the space go to www.studio89.org
MOTUS O DANCE THEATRE IS AUDITIONING FOR “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”CALLING ALL PERFORMERS! “A Christmas Carol” will be performed at the Meadowvale Theatre in Mississauga this December 14th and 15th, 2014. This is your chance to perform alongside professional actors and dancers from MOTUS O Dance Theatre! If you’re interested in auditioning, here’s what you need to know: Audition Location – Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd, Mississauga, ON, L5L 4G7 Audition Date and Time – Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 9am Audition Requirements: • Adult performers are welcome! There are parts available to men and women of ages 18+ and up! • Comfortable clothing and shoes are always a good idea. Bring tap shoes if you tap! • There is no need to prepare an audition piece. • You must be registered in advance in order to audition. • Acceptance into the show will be made via email or phone within 1 week after the audition. • Actual roles will be announced at the first rehearsal. • Basic costume items (black pants & white and black tops for all, and 1 or 2 small inexpensive add-ons for some characters) are to be supplied by the performers. Details will be announced at the first rehearsal. • You must be available for all rehearsals and the show days to be considered for a role. • Bring your own snacks and water to the audition and rehearsals. Rehearsal Schedule: • Sunday, November 23, 2014: Audition 9am – Meadowvale Theatre Rehearsal Hall • Saturday, December 6: 9am – 12:30pm – Meadowvale Theatre Rehearsal Hall • Saturday, December 13: 1pm – 5pm – Meadowvale Theatre • Sunday, December 14: Dress Rehearsal (9am – noon) – Meadowvale Theatre Performance Dates: Sunday, December 14th @ 2pm (call is 1pm) Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd. Monday, December 15th @ noon (call is 11am) Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd. To register for your audition, simply send an email to heather.brissenden@mississauga.ca. Your registration will be confirmed by email. If you have questions, please contact us at heather.brissenden@mississauga.ca or call 905-615-4720 x 2010.
The Art Gallery of Mississauga is an artist recommender for OAC Exhibition Assistance Grants artgalleryofmississauga.com/artists.html  Do you have an upcoming exhibition and are you looking for financial assistance? The AGM is in its second year as a recommender for OAC Exhibition Assistance Grants! The Ontario Arts Council’s Exhibition Assistance Program assists visual artists, craft artists and media artists with costs directly related to presenting their work in confirmed, upcoming, public exhibitions. The AGM serves as a disburser of Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance grants. The Gallery accepts exhibition assistance applications from both Peel Region and Mississauga based artists who have confirmed exhibitions, and make recommendations for funding amount to the OAC. Applications are received and assessed by the Curatorial Team at the AGM. Click here for more information, or feel free to contact Laura Carusi at (905) 896 5088 or laura.carusi@mississauga.ca with any questions! The deadline to submit is December 1, 2014.
The Mississauga Chinese Arts Association is looking for another act for their Gala! Seeking dancers or other interesting high quality acts to perform in a gala on Feb 21 2014. Contact  Helena Xu at helenaxuxu@hotmail.com to apply.
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 program@mississaugaartscouncil.com.
Call for Band Members – Indie/Alternative: My name’s Andre Issa, I’m 16 years old and a vocalist. My musical influences are The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant, RHCP etc… The reason for this ad is, I’ve recently been struggling with my band members. They seem not to take it as seriously as I do. Consequently, I don’t have any committed band members. I thought I’d take this opportunity with MAC and call for artists. I’m very interested in doing gigs and having a demo. If anyone is a bassist, drummer, or guitarist I’d like to start a new band in the genre indie/alternative, aged 15-20 preferably. I’m very committed and hoping to take the band as far as possible. Hope to hear from you soon. Please contact me at  issaandre@hotmail.com
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