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Modern Mississauga: Nominations are Now Open!

Published in Modern Mississauga, Winter 2022, February 14th, 2022.

“The 27th Annual Mississauga Arts Awards (MARTYS) is happening on Thursday, May 19th, 2022, and nominations are now open and awaiting your input.

Professional artists who are residents of Mississauga who have a significant connection to Mississauga, or have made a major contribution to the arts within Mississauga are encouraged to submit a nomination.

“The MARTYS are a remarkably accurate mirror of excellence in the arts in Mississauga with notable previous winners such as; Billy Talent, Robert J. Sawyer, and Gil Moore. As we mark a second pandemic year, we are inspired by the achievements shown by professional arts communities across the City in 2021,” says Mike Douglas, The Mississauga Arts Council’s Executive Director.

Douglas continues, “Being able to come together and celebrate our belonging, our resilience and our promise to excel in the future makes this MARTYS more emotionally packed and important in terms of our existence than ever before. It’s with excitement, and some anxiety, that we plan the in-person return of the 27th Mississauga Arts Awards on May 19th, 2022 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.”

“Mississauga artists, art lovers, and supporters, this is your chance to make a difference in the lives of our City’s creative community,” says Sherri Murray, MAC’s Communications Producer. “Your recognition as a nominator encourages and rewards the outstanding talents of Mississauga arts sector.”

2022 MARTY Award categories are as follows:

  • Artistic Excellence Awards – Established and Emerging Categories:
    • Dance
    • Fashion/Beauty
    • FIlm/Video Arts
    • Literary Arts
    • Multimedia Arts
    • Music – Group
    • Music – Instrumental
    • Music – Solo Vocalist
    • Theatre Arts
    • Visual Arts
  • The Community Arts Awards:
    • Virtual Festival of the Year Award
    • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Hazel McCallion Volunteer of the Year Award
    • Laurie Pallett Patron of the Arts Award

Nominations are due Monday, March 21, 2022 by 5:00 P.M.

To keep things fair for eeryone, no late or incomplete submissions will be considered.

To read/download the guidelines and submit a nomination, please visit: