About MAC


The Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) engages, connects, promotes, champions and helps develop opportunities for artists of all disciplines, ages and abilities from diverse communities to help grow the arts and culture sector in Mississauga. Since its inception in 1981, MAC facilitates partnerships, encourages collaboration and provides awards for healthy competition between artists and performers to help strengthen our community and contribute to a more vibrant city.

MAC’s staff of 5 currently represents over 500 individual artists, arts organizations and related business allies. MAC will place more than 400 performers and artists in professional appearances in 2017 and close to 30,000 residents will enjoy them in MAC led events and another 120,000 people will witness their performances in festivals produced by MAC member organizations. We were established in 1981 by City Resolution, and a non-profit registered charity governed by a Board of Directors. We aim to create a Mississauga that is a vibrant, creative, cultural community where arts and culture thrive.

More on our 3 Word Mission Statement:


Creating opportunities and nurturing artists.


Connecting artists with one another and connecting communities with the arts.


Celebrating Mississauga’s artists, their achievements, and the communities they come from.

MAC’s Vision

Our vision is a thriving and well-supported arts community in Mississauga, where art is visible and accessible to all.



MAC’s Values

To enable the growth of the arts by creating opportunity and connection between artists and residents in Mississauga and beyond.



MAC’s Mission

MAC has 3 concept terms that capture what we make happen to accelerate growth in the arts: Create, Connect, and Celebrate.



5 Interesting Facts about the MAC Logo

  • A logo competition for the MAC logo was held in 1982 and ended on July 1 of that year.
  • MAC held a press conference announcing the logo competition and made contact with all performing and visual arts groups known to the Recreation and Parks Department.
  • MAC appeared on Cable 10 to promote the logo competition and to discuss the purpose of MAC.
  • In 2014, MAC applied to ”artsVest” to become an “Umbrella Organization” after meeting their Eligibility requirements. 

Old MAC Logo:

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