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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!

Current Opportunities and Calls

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:

  • Amphitheatre Unplugged event volunteers
  • Masquerade 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

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.

Join MAC’s Arts for Business Directory

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

Deadline: This call is now closed.

Join MAC’s Arts for Business Directory – a curated roster of professional performers, musicians, visual artists, instructors, photographers and more, available to be hired out for corporate events and team-building activities.

Our next edition of our Arts for Business Directory is being released on December 15, 2022.

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.

Request for Proposal: Muralists, Illustrators and Designers

Call for Muralists, Illustrators, and Designers to submit a Request for Proposal for a vinyl-wrapped Alectra box

The Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is inviting experienced Mississauga-based visual artists and/or artist-led groups to submit a Request for Proposal for a vinyl-wrapped Alectra Box installation at 187 Lakeshore Rd E. in front of the LCBO in Port Credit. The project should feature bold, bright designs which will be produced as a 4-sided vinyl wrap.

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.

Expression of Interest: Graphic Designers and Illustrators

Call for Submissions of Expression of Interests for Graphic Designers and Illustrators

Peel CAS and MAC invite experienced Mississauga Graphic Designers and Illustrators to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Call to Graphic Designers and Illustrators through the Murals with MAC program. This project will see the creation of wayfinding signage that will be part of Peel CAS’s Youth Lounge, movie room, and classrooms.

Summer Student Position: Videographer/Video Editor

Call for Videographers/Video Editors for an 8-week Summer Student position (through Canada Summer Jobs)

Deadline: This call is now closed.

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative and ambitious individual to join our talented team and make a difference in the vibrant arts community in Mississauga as a Videographer and Video Editor. The successful candidate will be working both independently and as part of a team.

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program. To be eligible, the successful applicant must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment;
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

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