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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!

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Current Opportunities and Calls

Job Opportunity: Video Editor – Canada Summer Jobs Position

MAC is hiring a Video Editor aged 15-30 as part of the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Deadline: Monday, June 3 at 12 PM.

Funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program, MAC is seeking a creative and ambitious Video Editor aged 15-30 to edit and film video content for MAC and Sauga Arts HUB

Volunteer with MAC!

Call for Volunteers for Charity Gaming at RAMA Mississauga Gaming House

Deadline: Ongoing

Charitable Gaming Volunteers:
This is an ongoing year-round volunteer opportunity. Mississauga Arts Council provides volunteers to work two four hour shifts at RAMA Gaming Centre in Mississauga per-month. A portion of the revenue is paid to MAC and directly funds our MicroGrant and other community-engaged initiatives. Volunteers will rotate based on availability.

Additional volunteering opportunities may include:

  • – 2023 MARTYS event volunteers
  • – Amphitheatre Unplugged event volunteers
  • – MACsquerade Ball event volunteers
  • – Summer festival event volunteers
    and more!

Indigenous Artists (All Disciplines)

Call for Indigenous Artists to join Roster

Deadline: Ongoing

The Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is committed to listening to the voices of Indigenous artists in meaningful ways that will allow your work to be properly and respectfully showcased and paid for. We’re looking to connect with professional and emerging Indigenous artists from all artistic disciplines, to create new Indigenous-led projects and commissions that celebrate Indigenous culture through stories, artwork, and music.

Current arts collaborations include a wide variety of stimulating creative entertainment and exhibition efforts, connecting creative professionals to new audiences and clients. MAC values any input that ensures that every collaboration is inclusive of the special works we wish to present.

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). 

Recent Opportunities and Calls

Submit an Audition – Next Gen: Singing Contest

Deadline: May 22 at 5 PM.

The Next Gen: Singing Contest (formerly Sauga Teens Got Talent) is a yearly juried singing competition for youth hosted by Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival, produced by Mississauga Arts Council, sponsored by Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Institute.

Youth vocalists (aged 16-22) are encouraged to submit an audition for their chance to perform at the festival’s Community Stage, and win cash prizes from MAC and prizes from Metalworks Institute and Metalworks Studios.

Call for Artist Submissions – Beauty of Bees

Deadline: May 13 at 12:15 PM.

MAC in partnership with the Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival is hosting the Beauty of Bees Exhibit on Sunday, June 2, 2024, from 1:30 – 3:30 PM at the Pollinator Garden beside the Streetsville BIA!

Artists are encouraged to submit their works for this juried show. Themes to consider include Mississauga’s 50th, Mississauga’s hidden gems, spring, bees, flowers, etc.

Cash prizes of $500, $300, and $200 will be awarded to the first, second, and third-place winners respectively.

Artist Call!

Request For Proposal for Lakeshore Mural Digital Hoarding Project 5A & 5B Front Street

Deadline: April 29, 2024

About the project:
The Mississauga Arts Council, Peel Region and Stantec have embarked on a mission to provide prominent artistic opportunities to local artists by creating a Request for Proposal “RFP” for a digitally rendered hoarding mural at 5A & 5B and other nearby sites.

Artist Call!

Request For Proposal for Lakeshore Mural Digital Hoarding Project Pine Avenue OR Wesley Avenue

Deadline: April 29, 2024

About the project:
This project consists of two hoarding murals, one at Pine Avenue and one at Wesley Avenue.

Project Location 1: Pine Avenue Artist(s) Fee: $8,000

Project Location 2: Wesley Avenue Artist(s) Fee: $8,000

The Mississauga Arts Council, the Peel Region and Stantec have embarked on a mission to provide prominent artistic opportunities to local artists, to submit a Request for Proposal “RFP” for a digitally rendered hoarding mural at Pine Avenue or Wesley Avenue.

Artist Call!

Request For Proposal for Lakeshore Mural Digital Hoarding Project Richard’s Memorial Park

This call is now closed.

About the project:

The Mississauga Arts Council, Peel Region and Stantec have embarked on a mission to provide prominent artistic opportunities to local artists by creating a Request for Proposal “RFP” for a digitally rendered hoarding mural at Richard’s Memorial Park inspired by a flip-book idea.

Join MAC’s Arts for Business Directory

Deadline: This call is now closed.

We are seeking professional Mississauga performers, musicians, visual artists, instructors, photographers and more who are available to be hired out for corporate events and team-building activities.

Our next edition of our Arts for Business Directory will be released in July 2023.

Call for Music Video Editors

Deadline: This call is now closed.

Calling all emerging music video editors! MAC invites you to apply for interest in upcoming video projects. We are seeking individuals who edit high-energy, dynamic, and creative music videos or video projects. Applications are ongoing.

Call for 2SLGBTQIA+ Artists – EOI for Mural on Bell Box

Deadline: This call is now closed.

Mississauga Arts Council and Ward 2 Councillor Alvin Tedjo invite 2SLGTBQIA+ professional artists or artist teams based in Mississauga to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in creating a permanent public artwork painted on a Bell Box.

Submit an Audition – Sauga Teens Got Talent

Submit an audition for your chance to compete to win a cash prize and prizes from Metalworks Institute and Metalworks Studios.

This call is now closed.

Mississauga teens (aged 13-19) – submit an audition for Sauga Teens Got Talent! This yearly juried singing competition is hosted by Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival, produced by Mississauga Arts Council (MAC), and sponsored by Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Institute.

Call for Artist Submissions – Beauty of Bees Exhibit 2023

Call for Mississauga Artist Submissions

Deadline: This call is now closed.

MAC in partnership with Streetsville Founders’ Bread and Honey Festival invites artists to submit their work for the Beauty of Bees Exhibit 2023! 🌸 🐝

Taking place at the Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival on Sunday June 4, 2023, 1:30 – 3:30 PM at the Pollinator Garden beside the BIA Building. Cash prizes will be given to first, second, and third-place winners!

Mississauga Arts Council is seeking Martys HUB Arts Reporters

Call for Martys HUB Arts Reporters

Deadline: Currently closed. Stay tuned for future Martys HUB Reporter Opportunities.

MAC has paid positions for Martys HUB Arts Reporters – journalists and artists who will create engaging video content and social media posts about local arts events and activities for Martys HUB.

TikTok & Reel Content Creator

Call for temporary part-time TikTok & Reel Content Creator for 6 month contract position.

Deadline: This call is now closed.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individual to join our talented team and make a difference in the vibrant arts community in Mississauga as a TikTok & Reel Content Creator. This versatile creator will use their skills to ideate, plan, record, and publish content about the thriving Mississauga arts community for TikTok and Instagram Reel platforms on Martys HUB channels.

Call for Cranberry Christmas Market Vendors

Call for Entertainers, Performers, Arts Instructors, Artists of All Disciplines to join MAC’s Arts for Business Catalogue

Deadline: This call is now closed.

Cranberry Christmas Market is MAC’s annual Holiday Market featuring local Mississauga artisans, craft, and food vendors.

Apply to become a vendor at the Cranberry Christmas Market at Clarke Memorial Hall (161 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5H 1G3) on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Vendor selection is on a first-come basis with a limit to the number of vendors with similar items (ex. maximum 2 candle vendors etc.)

Amphitheatre Unplugged Open Mic

Call for Performers for MAC and Mississauga Celebration Square’s Amphitheatre Unplugged Open Mic

Deadline: Ongoing until all performer spots are filled.

Whether you’re a musician, spoken word artist, comedian or dazzling performer, the stage is yours! Share your craft or enjoy the great talent Mississauga has to offer at open mic nights in the Amphitheatre happening every Wednesday night in August at Celebration Square’s Amphitheatre.

Sauga’s Summer Song Contest

Call for Songwriters/Musicians to submit an original song and win a recording and mixing session at Metalworks Studios!

Musicians – submit your hottest summer song for a chance to win a recording and mixing session at Metalworks Studios! The winner will also be announced via video release and will be asked to co-present an award at the Mississauga Music Awards.

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