Mississauga Arts Council

CREATE | CONNECT | CELEBRATE

The Mississauga Arts Council is dedicated to enabling the growth of the arts by creating opportunity and connection between artists and residents in Mississauga and beyond. Celebrating our milestone 40th anniversary this year, The Mississauga Arts Council is a registered charity, dedicated to accelerating progress toward the attainment of our Vision of Mississauga, as a vibrant cultural community where arts and culture thrive! Our mission is to empower the Arts Economy by: Creating more opportunities & capacity; Connecting artists to audiences and each other; and Celebrating artist’s achievements.

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Create

MAC offers a wide range of programming for all artistic practices. From professional development workshops to performances and exhibitions, and commissions and mentorship. MAC has a program that can help your artistic career grow.

Connect

MAC builds relationships with sponsors, businesses, and community partners to strengthen the arts sector and gain recognition for the arts throughout our city. Learn how you can support the arts by becoming a sponsor today.

Celebrate

The MARTY Awards and The Masquerade Ball engage the community and showcase the amazing artists in Mississauga. MAC also produces other engaging events throughout the year including concerts, exhibitions, conferences, and more.


What’s New at MAC?

HUB Highlights – November 2021

Highlights from October’s HUB Highlights (formerly MACtivities) Newsletters & Artist Spotlights for Vivek Mehmi, Stella Jurgen, David Leask, Ayomide Bayowa and Elisa Malatesta.

The Pointer: Gritty Mississauga arts community making a name for itself

Feature Article in The Pointer highlighting Mississauga’s arts and culture scene featuring MAC, Rohan Dhupar, Colleen Snell, Zachary Seto and Gabriela Rodgers.

Peel Weekly News: MAC beautifies utility boxes with new art installations

Feature Article in Peel Weekly News on the MAC’s three latest Bell utility boxes, painted by artists Sima Naseem, Yen Linh Thai, and Khaula Mazhar

MACtivities/HUB Highlights – October 2021

Highlights from October’s HUB Highlights (formerly MACtivities) Newsletters & Artist Spotlights for Breann Ritchie, Carla Gonzalez-Casanova, Mark Pelli and Sima Naseem.

Mississauga Arts Council beautifies the City with three new Utility Box Art Installations.

MAC is proud to announce the launch of three new utility box installations – painted by Sima Naseem, Yen Linh Thai, and Khaula Mazhar – as part of our Murals with MAC – Boxes and Banners program.

Peel Weekly News: Mental health conference provides hope for “ArtsCare”

Feature Article in Peel Weekly News on the success of the Arts for Mental Health Conference, MAC’s ArtsCare initiative, and the Arts for Mental Health Award.

Become a MAC Member today

Our members contribute to a thriving and vibrant cultural sector in Mississauga. Benefits include eligibility for nomination in our MARTYS Awards, an artist profile on Martys Hub, and the promotional benefits of our robust online reach. There are so many reasons to join our growing community!

Arts For Mental Health – ArtsCare.ca

MAC in partnership with Mass Culture presented the Arts for Mental Health Conference, held on October 6, 2021, brought together health practitioners, academics, artists, politicians, and leaders in the arts sector to brainstorm and explore the rationale for, design, and implementation of a pilot program that will deliver and expand arts programs to people living with mental health issues in Mississauga

Martys Hub

Martys Hub is an online destination for artists and the public, featuring artist profiles in a searchable directory, news, events, articles, videos, and more. Founded in 2021, and initiated by the Mississauga Arts Council, Martys Hub offers engaging online encounters between professional artists in Mississauga and the community.

Carefully curated news and articles, local arts event listings, calls for artists, and a searchable artist directory are only a few of the things you can discover on Martys Hub. Whether you are an artist looking to expand your network, an arts supporter discovering new local creatives, or a venue wanting to promote your events, you can do it on Martys Hub.

We want to hear from you!

Get in touch with MAC to learn more about membership, MAC programs, sponsor opportunities and so much more!

The Mississauga Arts Council acknowledges that the land on which we gather is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. In particular we acknowledge the territory of the Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples; the land that is home to the Metis; and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation who are direct descendants of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land, and by doing so, give our respect to its first inhabitants.