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Announcing Our 2022 MAC MicroGrants

March 31, 2022 – Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is pleased to announce our 2022 MAC MicroGrants. This year, MAC will provide $36,000 in MicroGrants across six (6) funding streams to artist-led projects and initiatives.

MAC is inviting local artists to apply for our 2022 MicroGrants for artists across multiple disciplines. MAC’s engaging MicroGrant Program provides funding to new artist-led projects. These MicroGrants target areas of interest or need within the local arts sector, and often encourage collaboration across artistic practices.

In 2022, MAC is offering six (6) MicroGrant Funding Streams.

  • Matchmaker MicroGrants (5 x $2,000)
  • Dramatic Short Film MicroGrant ($8,500)
  • Theatre in the Park MicroGrant ($6,000)
  • Arts for Mental Health Program Development MicroGrant ($5,000)
  • Dance on Film MicroGrant ($4,500)
  • Poetry Slam Curation MicroGrant ($2,000)

Learn more about these funding streams, eligibility, application requirements, and important dates by downloading the 2022 MAC MicroGrant Guidelines here:

Submit a MicroGrant Application through our Webform:

Deadline for all MicroGrant submissions: Monday, May 2, 2022 by 5:00 PM. NO LATE OR INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. For more information, visit:

Want to learn more about MAC’s MicroGrants?

Mississauga Arts Council will be hosting a MicroGrant Information Session via Zoom on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 3:00 PM. Learn about our six funding streams, the application process, and have your questions answered.

Register for the Information Session by clicking the button below. Note: When you register, you will receive an email from Zoom with your personal link to attend the information session.

Can’t attend the information session?
The information session will be recorded and made available on MAC’s YouTube Channel.
Feel free to email your questions to so they can be addressed at the information session.

Important dates and deadlines for MAC’s 2022 MicroGrants:

Information Session: Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 3:00 PM
MicroGrants Close: Monday, May 2, 2022 by 5:00 PM
Winners Notified: Week of May 24, 2022 (TBC)
Winners Announced: Thursday, June 2, 2022 (TBC)
Project Completion Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
Final Reports Due: Friday, October 28, 2022

2022 MAC MicroGrant – Eligibility:

Applicant Eligibility: Unless otherwise stated, MAC MicroGrants are available to individual artists and unregistered groups/collectives living in or based in Mississauga.

Geography: Applicants must be a Mississauga-based individual artist or unregistered group/collective. All projects must take place or have the majority of the work completed in Mississauga. This year, all successful MicroGrant projects must include a free public experience (digital or live performance/event/exhibit) for Mississauga residents.

Multiple Applications: Applicants can only apply for one (1) funding stream and may only submit one (1) application 

2022 MAC MicroGrant – Assessment:

MAC MicroGrant and Matchmaker MicroGrant applications will be evaluated by an independent jury composed of artists and/or arts industry professionals in Mississauga.

The peer assessment committee will evaluate applications based on: Impact & Innovation of proposed project; Qualifications and Experience of Applicant to undertake the proposed project; Artist Development; Connection to the Community; Attainable Project Schedule & Work Plan; Realistic Budget

About the 2022 MicroGrant Funding Streams:

Matchmaker MicroGrants (5 x $2,000)

Matchmaker MicroGrants are designed to help artists start or complete a project. Artists can receive up to $2,000 in matching funds for money raised by sponsorship, investment, and in-kind contributions by the artists themselves.

Dramatic Short Film MicroGrant ($8,500)

MAC is providing a MicroGrant for a filmmaker or writer/filmmaker partnership to create a dramatic short film. Pitch your story/script and intrigue the jury. Once complete, the film will receive a screening for Mississauga Audiences and be made available to watch on a YouTube channel.

Theatre in the Park MicroGrant ($6,000)

This is a 2-part MicroGrant for writers and theatre producers, especially playwrights. Part 1: Write and design an original play suitable for performance as a Theatre in the Park experience for a general adult audience. Part 2: Cast and produce this play on site in a Mississauga park for one night that is free to the public.

ArtsCare Program Development MicroGrant ($5,000)

This MicroGrant is part of our ArtsCare Mississauga initiative to develop community programming to support the Arts for Mental Health Pilot Program. Open to qualifying artists, caregivers, and/or agencies to develop creative therapeutic programs employing Mississauga professional artists in service for those with moderate mental health obstacles.

Dance on Film MicroGrant ($4,500)

Dancers, dance groups, and choreographers can apply with their project to create an impactful dance video production, using techniques like editing, lighting, composition, colour, music, wardrobe/costume and of course dance – to tell an intriguing, engaging, entertaining story.

Poetry Slam Curation MicroGrant ($2,000)

Calling on outstanding poets – to curate and host a poetry slam. What could you do to make this event unforgettable? With the return of in-person events, MAC looks forward to supporting Mississauga’s poetry and spoken word artists through a poetry slam showcase.

MAC’s MicroGrant program is kindly supported by RAMA Gaming Centre through the Mississauga Charitable Gaming Association.