Mississauga, ON – March 7, 2023
Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is excited to announce Round 1 of its 2023 MicroGrant program. These impactful grants provide timely financial assistance to artist-led initiatives by Mississauga creatives. MAC will provide MicroGrants across seven funding streams this spring. MAC encourages professional Mississauga artists and unregistered arts groups/collectives across all disciplines to apply.
“Our MicroGrant Program has made a remarkable difference in the lives of artists over the past few years. In the last 2 years, MAC’s volunteer-led MicroGrant program has distributed over $150,000 in project and career development funding to 86 artists across all artistic disciplines,” says Mike Douglas, MAC’s Executive Director, “This round of MicroGrants will take us to over $200,000 invested and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of proceeds from the Rama Gaming House, earned by MAC member volunteers. These are new opportunities for theatre production, ArtsCare instruction, dance production, visual arts curation, community arts activation, and music productions. And, we’re able to bring back the popular Matchmaker MicroGrants which are open to all artistic practices for special projects and career development.”
MAC’s MicroGrant program is also enabled by sponsor contributions and its own fundraising efforts (including funds raised through our 2023 MACsquerade Ball). MAC is especially grateful for contributions from RAMA Gaming House – Mississauga, through the Mississauga Charitable Gaming Association.
This spring MAC is offering the following MicroGrant Funding Streams:
^Denotes new MicroGrant for Spring 2023
- Theatre in the Park MicroGrant (up to $7,000)
- ArtsCare Program Development MicroGrant (up to $5,000)
- Dance on Film MicroGrant (up to $5000)
- Visual Art Exhibition Curation MicroGrant (up to $5,000)
- Community Activation MicroGrant (up to $4,000)
- Music Showcase Event Production MicroGrant (up to $4,000)
- Matchmaker MicroGrants (50% of your budget to a maximum of $2,500)
MAC will be hosting a virtual information session on Tuesday, March 7, 2022 at 3:00 PM over Zoom. MAC staff will be walking through the guidelines and answering questions about our MicroGrant Program. Register for the meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtfu6hrjksEtSCC-YK5aclBL5_3o6CwlY7
The deadline to apply for MAC’s MicroGrants is Monday, April 3, 2023, by 5:00 PM. Guidelines, criteria, and submission form can be found at: www.mississaugaartscouncil.com/microgrants/
About MAC’s MicroGrant Programs
MAC’s dynamic MicroGrant program provides funding for artist-led projects which have a pronounced and impactful connection to the public and bring recognition and increased awareness to the arts across the city. These MicroGrants are made possible through sponsor contributions and MAC’s own fundraising efforts.
For more information on MicroGrants, visit: www.mississaugaartscouncil.com/programs/microgrants/
For more information about MAC’s MicroGrant program, please contact:
Susan Durnin, Administration Lead
Mississauga Arts Council