And the Winners Are… Announcing our 15 Matchmaker MicroGrant Winners 2020

MAC provides funding to 15 exciting Artist-led projects, matching artists’ own contributions.

The Mississauga Arts Council jury received 30 strong applications and is pleased to announce 15 winners of their Matchmaker Micro-Grant. Individual artists and group projects were awarded a total of $28,000 for their works, benefitting artists and residents.

The Matchmaker Micro-Grant helps an artist complete a project in the COVID-19 pandemic. With money received from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, MAC was able to offer up to $2,000 each in matching funds for funds raised by sponsorship, investment and in-kind contributions by the artists.

MAC’s Matchmaker MicroGrant Winners 2020

Congratulations to all of the recipients, and the winners are:

Demetrius Nath
Awarded a Matchmaker Micro-Grant for the video of “Better”, a song of hope dedicated to raising mental health awareness and suicide prevention. 
FB: @maybemaymusic  INSTA: @maybemaymusic

Emily Ryder, filmmaker 
Awarded for a short, coming of age video, titled “Alfie”, celebrating gender-nonconforming children writing their own narratives and futures.
WEB: https://emilyryder.ca/ INSTA: @emilyvictoriaryder

Jacelyn Holmes (JACELYN), singer-songwriter 
Awarded for her collaborative web series following her album, “Dovetailing”. This project features 18 diverse women artists.
FB: @musicbyjacelyn INSTA: @musicbyjacelyn

Matt Zaddy, acclaimed musician and music educator
Supported for the development of virtual projects, performances, open mics, and more transitions.
FB: @mattzaddy INSTA: @mattzaddy

Tony Truong, filmmaker
Supported for a short film following a 19-year old woman and her experiences through recovery from sexual violence and recovery. 
WEB: https://www.tonyskuji.com/about INSTA: @tonyskuji

Heather Christine, award-winning singer-songwriter
Supported for video of new original holiday song, “Love at Christmastime”, featuring local musicians. 
FB: @heatherchristinemusic INSTA: @heatherchristinemusic

You Made It!, a rising Mississauga-based arts collective
Awarded for their Mini Gallery Box project. This tiny gallery is viewed outside by passersby.

Tsochoy Go, artist and digital illustrator 
Won for their graphic novel “COVID Tales”, and an audiobook and digital book launch.
WEB: www.tsochoygo.com

LCI Movement, dance program
Was awarded for their release of virtual follow-along dance videos accessible to both students and the public.
FB: @LCIMovement INSTA: @lcimovement

Lisa Alves, lyricist and producer, in collaboration with Jessica Goddard
For their creation of a musical inspired by the life and work of the ‘Birdman of Mississauga’. 

Mabrook Entertainment 
For fusing middle-eastern melodies and western music in mash-up videos.
FB: @mabrookentertainment INSTA: @mabrookentertainment

Deep Ganguly, bansuri player and educator
For “World of Flutes”, featuring 20 woodwind instruments from across the globe in live online demos. 
WEB: www.mybansuri.com FB: @magicbansuri

Denise Leslie, jazz songstress 
For their new music video for cover of Little River Band’s “Reminiscing”, from her album One Fine Morning. 
FB: @deniselesliejazz INSTA: @deniselesliesings

Tennyson King, international touring musician
For the manufacturing and marketing of their first full-length album. 
FB: @tennysonkingmusic INSTA: @tennysonking

Cat Bernardi, jazz vocalist and composer 
For the release of their EP, “Wishes In Wintertime”, a winter and holiday-themed music album. 
FB: @catbernardimusic INSTA: @catbernardimusic