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:
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
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.
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’.