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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?

Mississauga Arts Council Announces the Winners of our 2022 MAC MicroGrant Program

MAC announces the 11 winners of $38,000 in funding to artist-led projects across all artistic practices.

Mississauga Arts Council and Express Scripts Canada invite you to celebrate a new utility box installation by local Indigenous artist, Lynn Taylor

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) and Express Scripts Canada are excited to unveil a brand new permanent utility box installation by local Indigenous artist,…

MicroGrant Success: Alison Syer 2021

Alison Syer used her 2021 Matchmaker MicroGrant to tell the story of her garden through images and words.

Witness the unveiling of the brand-new 486 square foot mural at LCBO Port Credit!

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) and Port Credit BIA are excited to announce the unveiling of the LCBO Port Credit Mural Project. This is a brand-new 486 square foot, six-panel mural located in the hear…

Camões TV: 27th Annual Mississauga Arts Awards (MARTYS) featured on Stellas Studio

Stella’s Studio – Camões TV feature: Stella Jurgen recently attended our 27th Annual Mississauga Arts Awards (MARTYS), watch as she interviews MARTYS finalists, past winners, presenters, MAC staff and…

HUB Highlights – May 2022

Highlights from January’s HUB Highlights (formerly MACtivities) Newsletters & Artist Spotlights for Marta Shpak, JACELYN, Shadow Entertainment, Curtis Freeman, & Diane L. Johnstone

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 and Traditional Territory of the Mississauga’s of the Credit First Nation, The Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat and Wyandot Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land, and give our respect to these peoples and their ancestors who have been inhabitants of this land since time immemorial. We also recognize that Mississauga is now home to many global Indigenous Peoples.