Artist Opportunities

Check out MAC’s Artist Calls, Job Listings, and Professional Development Opportunities for Artists!

The Mississauga Arts Council is dedicated to accelerating progress toward the attainment of our Vision of Mississauga, as a vibrant cultural community where arts and culture thrive! One of the ways we do this is to empower the Arts Economy by creating opportunities & capacity.

Check out our artist calls, job listings, and professional development opportunities below, and check back frequently, we always have new calls being added!

Current Opportunities and Calls

MAC Arts Cafe – Online Open Mic

Call for Performers

Deadline: Open until spaces are full for the September 23 open mic.

Reaching over 23,900 people with over 7,200 views across Facebook & YouTube, our MAC Arts Cafe – Online Open Mic’s, hosted by award-winning singer/songwriter, Heather Christine have been very successful. Since July 2020, our monthly MAC Arts Cafe – Online Open Mics, have been a great opportunity for performers to showcase their talents during the COVID-19 pandemic. MAC Arts Cafe features emerging and established Mississauga talents including singers, musicians, spoken word artists, poets, and more.

Performer auditions for our September MAC Arts Cafe – Online Open Mic are now open!

Boxes and Banners from Murals with MAC

Call for Visual Artists to join Artist Roster

Deadline: Ongoing

Murals with MAC is a neighbourhood beautification project that is redefining traditional approaches to public art and provide paid opportunities for local artists. Whether it is a painted wall or a vinyl wrap, a printed panel, or decorated picnic tables, a bold banner or beautiful utility box, there are so many bold ways to transform public spaces.

Apply now to join our robust Artist Roster of Muralists and Utility Box Designers (paint and/or digital wraps). We are currently seeking visual artists to paint Bell Boxes, but encourage applications for all mediums.

MAC Funded Fusion MicroGrant: Part Two

Call for Visual/Digital Artists, Illustrators, or Animators

Deadline: This Call is Now Closed. Stay tuned for the animated music video for Part One MicroGrant winner Mauve’s track, Another Life!

Part Two of our MAC Funded Fusion MicroGrant seeks visual artists, illustrators, or digital artists to create an animated music video for the winning song of Part One, Another Life by Mauve. Interested artists are invited to submit their proposal to MAC before the deadline, Monday, August 23, 2021. The top three artists will be contacted to meet with MAC and Mauve. After the interviews are concluded, the winner will be selected to create the animated music video.

The winning artist will receive $4,000 to produce the animated music video for the winning song. The artist will be given appropriate credit and free use of the video for promotional purposes.

Sauga’s Summer Songwriting Contest

Call for Musicians/Music Groups (Pop, Hip Hop, Country, Rock, and R&B)

Deadline: This Call is Now Closed.
Tune in to the Mississauga Music Awards on Saturday, September 25 for the winner announcement!

Mississauga musicians, submit your demo for a chance to win a recording session at Metalworks Studios. A jury will determine “Sauga’s Song of the Summer” and the winner will be announced at the Mississauga Music Awards on Saturday, September 25th, 2021. The contest is sponsored by MAC and Metalworks Studios with media partner Mississauga Music.

Amphitheatre Unplugged

Call for Live Performers

Deadline: This Call is Now Closed

Brought to you through a partnership between Mississauga Arts Council and Mississauga Celebration Square, Amphitheatre Unplugged is Mississauga’s Outdoor Open Mic. Featuring emerging and established Mississauga talent including singers, musicians, dancers, spoken word artists, poets, comedians and more performing for thousands of spectators.

Artists Online: Transitioning to Digital Marketing

Call for Professional Mississauga Artists in all artistic disciplines

Deadline: This Call is Now Closed.

This program enables artists to develop their professional stories through engaging artist introduction videos. Participants will learn scriptwriting and film basics through masterclasses, and will write and direct their own artist introduction videos to be premiered on Martys HUB in fall 2021. Applications are now open!

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