MAC MicroGrants

MAC’s dynamic and impactful 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.

MAC MicroGrants

MAC’s engaging MicroGrant program provides $2,000-$7,000 to new artist-led projects. These MicroGrants target areas of interest within the local arts sector, or encourage collaboration across artistic practices.

Matchmaker MicroGrants

Our Matchmaker MicroGrant Program is designed to help artists complete a project or provide career development support. Artists can receive up to $2,500 in matching funds for money raised by sponsorship, investment, and in-kind contributions by the artists themselves.

Learn more about MAC MicroGrants & Matchmaker MicroGrants

2021 MicroGrants & Matchmaker MicroGrants – Phase One:

Phase One of MAC’s 2021 MicroGrants and Matchmaker MicroGrants are now open for applications. This round of grants offers MicroGrant opportunities for dancers, writers, and a collaboration for artists and musicians. We are also excited to offer our Matchmaker MicroGrants to all artistic practices.
MicroGrants Now Open For Applications:
  • Dance on Film (for dancers/dance groups)
  • Touring Words of Meaning MicroGrant (for literary arts)
  • MAC Funded Fusion MicroGrant (for musicians & visual artists)
  • Matchmaker MicroGrants (for all artistic practices)
Guidelines, criteria, and submission forms for each grant can be found below.
The deadline to apply for Phase One of MAC’s MicroGrants and Matchmaker MicroGrants is Wednesday, June 2, 2021, by 5:00 PM. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Dance on Film MicroGrant

MAC invites dancers, dance groups, and choreographers to apply for this grant with a new and creative dance video production project. Please download and read the MicroGrant Guidelines before applying.

Funding available: 1 winning artist/group, total $4,000
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by 5:00 PM
Dancers, dance groups and choreographers, what would your next dance look like – as a movie?

The Mississauga Arts Council invites you to apply for a dance video production, using techniques like editing, lighting, composition, colour, music, wardrobe/costume and of course dance – to tell an intriguing, engaging, entertaining story.

The piece(s) must be minimum 5 minutes long and involve at least 4 dancers. The video will be posted on your digital platform, and promoted via MAC’s newsletter and social media channels.

Funding available: 1 winning artist/group, total $4,000

Deadline for application: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by 5:00 PM

Grants winners will be notified: The week of June 21, 2021

Deadline for completed project: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Deadline for final project report: Friday, October, 22, 2021 by 5:00 PM

Geography

Applicants must be a Mississauga-based individual artist or unregistered group/collective. All projects must take place or have the majority of the work completed in Mississauga. Completed projects will be showcased in Mississauga, free of charge to the public.

Focus

Projects must be focused on arts and culture in the community and follow the guidelines listed in each particular category.

Multiple Applications

Artists can apply for one (1) project per year, to allow sufficient opportunities for all to apply for and receive funding.

Eligible Projects

Artists cannot apply for a project that has previously received funding through MAC’s MicroGrant programs.

Previous MicroGrant winners

Previous MicroGrant and/or Matchmaker Grant winners are eligible to apply, however, their final report for any outstanding grant projects MUST be received by MAC before they can apply for any new MicroGrants or Matchmaker Grants.
Note: if completion of a previous grant has been affected by COVID-19 restrictions, please contact us to provide an interim report on the project that clearly indicates the effect of COVID-19 on your ability to complete the project, and your anticipated completion dates.

Deadline for all submissions: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by 5:00pm.

NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
We encourage applicants to apply early to make sure their submission is received in advance of the deadline.

MAC MicroGrant Judging Criteria:
  • Projects will be judged on their beneficial impact to artists and the public 
  • Must be an intriguing, valuable or exciting project 
  • Projects must support creative growth of the artists involved
  • Project schedule, details, and budget must be realistic and complete
  • Note: Late applications will not be accepted
Scoring and Evaluation Criteria:

All MicroGrant Applications will be judged by an independent peer jury. The applications will be scored 1-5 points in the categories listed below. Applications with a higher score will be more likely to receive grant funding.

  • Impact on Artists and the Community
  • Artistic Development
  • Qualifications and Experience of the Applicant
  • Connection to the Community
  • Communications/Outreach
  • Number of Active Participants
  • Application Meets Grant Requirements
When is the application deadline?

The deadline for applications to be received is Wednesday June 2, 2021 by 5:00pm.
NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
We encourage applicants to apply early to make sure their submission is received in advance of the deadline.

Will MAC review my application before I submit it?

We can only provide advice on submission requirements, and not on the content of your application.
We encourage you to review the guidelines thoroughly. After reviewing the guidelines if you still have questions, you can reach out to admin@mississaugaartscouncil.com with your questions. We will respond in 2-3 business days.

How can I submit an application?

Complete the application form found here: https://forms.gle/SaaWmScaJnmoSDzLA. Please ensure your application is complete and all support materials are received by MAC before the MicroGrant Deadline.

Who can I contact for more information?

After reviewing the guidelines and frequently asked questions, you can address any additional questions to staff by email.
Please contact admin@mississaugaartscouncil.com and allow 2-3 business days for a response.

The Dance on Film MicroGrant is sponsored by:

Touring Words of Meaning MicroGrant

MAC invites poets, spoken word, and fiction authors to apply for this grant with a new and creative literary project to be read/performed in a public presentation. Please download and read the MicroGrant Guidelines before applying.

Funding available: 1 winning artist/group/producer, total $2,500
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by 5:00 PM
Calling all poets, spoken word artists, and fiction authors

The Mississauga Arts Council invites you to create new works that will be read and/or performed on a tour*, this tour will be offered for free at least once to underserved communities either live or online.

The applicant must identify their target audience – ideally an underserved community – and the project should be of interest to that target audience. The applicant must also indicate their connection to the underserved community they wish to tour. MAC will assist as needed.

*Tour will be based on COVID-19 government public health measures in place of time of events. Digital “tours” could include Social Media (YouTube/Facebook live events) or webcasting.

Funding available: 1 winning artist/group/producer, total $2,500

Deadline for application: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by 5:00 PM

Grants winners will be notified: The week of June 21, 2021

Deadline for completed project: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Deadline for final project report: Friday, October, 22, 2021 by 5:00 PM

Geography

Applicants must be a Mississauga-based individual artist or unregistered group/collective. All projects must take place or have the majority of the work completed in Mississauga. Completed projects will be showcased in Mississauga, free of charge to the public.

Focus

Projects must be focused on arts and culture in the community and follow the guidelines listed in each particular category.

Multiple Applications

Artists can apply for one (1) project per year, to allow sufficient opportunities for all to apply for and receive funding.

Eligible Projects

Artists cannot apply for a project that has previously received funding through MAC’s MicroGrant programs.

Previous MicroGrant winners

Previous MicroGrant and/or Matchmaker Grant winners are eligible to apply, however, their final report for any outstanding grant projects MUST be received by MAC before they can apply for any new MicroGrants or Matchmaker Grants.
Note: if completion of a previous grant has been affected by COVID-19 restrictions, please contact us to provide an interim report on the project that clearly indicates the effect of COVID-19 on your ability to complete the project, and your anticipated completion dates.

Deadline for all submissions: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by 5:00pm.

NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
We encourage applicants to apply early to make sure their submission is received in advance of the deadline.

MAC MicroGrant Judging Criteria:
  • Projects will be judged on their beneficial impact to artists and the public 
  • Must be an intriguing, valuable or exciting project 
  • Projects must support creative growth of the artists involved
  • Project schedule, details, and budget must be realistic and complete
  • Note: Late applications will not be accepted
Scoring and Evaluation Criteria:

All MicroGrant Applications will be judged by an independent peer jury. The applications will be scored 1-5 points in the categories listed below. Applications with a higher score will be more likely to receive grant funding.

  • Impact on Artists and the Community
  • Artistic Development
  • Qualifications and Experience of the Applicant
  • Connection to the Community
  • Communications/Outreach
  • Number of Active Participants
  • Application Meets Grant Requirements
When is the application deadline?

The deadline for applications to be received is Wednesday June 2, 2021 by 5:00pm.
NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
We encourage applicants to apply early to make sure their submission is received in advance of the deadline.

Will MAC review my application before I submit it?

We can only provide advice on submission requirements, and not on the content of your application.
We encourage you to review the guidelines thoroughly. After reviewing the guidelines if you still have questions, you can reach out to admin@mississaugaartscouncil.com with your questions. We will respond in 2-3 business days.

How can I submit an application?

Complete the application form found here: https://forms.gle/hwW1SyMEhrhqiDsx8. Please ensure your application is complete and all support materials are received by MAC before the MicroGrant Deadline.

Who can I contact for more information?

After reviewing the guidelines and frequently asked questions, you can address any additional questions to staff by email.
Please contact admin@mississaugaartscouncil.com and allow 2-3 business days for a response.

The Dance on Film MicroGrant is sponsored by:

MAC Funded Fusion MicroGrant – Phase One

This exciting new fusion grant will grow partnerships between musicians and visual/digital artists or illustrators to produce an animated music video.

This is a two-part grant. 

  • Part One, a call for musicians/music groups to submit a song is now open.
  • Part Two, a call for visual/digital artists or illustrators to create an animated music video for the winning song will open in July 2021.

Please download and read the MicroGrant Guidelines before applying.

Grants available: 1 winning musician/music group
Deadline to apply for Part One: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by 5:00 PM
Applications for Part Two: will open in July 2021 for visual/digital artists and illustrators.
MAC Funded Fusion MicroGrant – Part 1
Call for Musicians/Music Groups

MAC is funding an animated music video! This exciting new fusion grant will grow partnerships between musicians and visual/digital artists or illustrators. This is a two-part grant, part one is now open.

Musicians/music groups, we are looking for submissions of one song and a creative concept for it to be turned into an animated music video. This grant is open to all music genres, the music can be instrumental or have vocals.

Song Submission:
We are looking for musicians/music groups to submit one song, the song must:

  • was/will be released in 2021
  • be the final mastered recording
  • 2-4 minutes long
  • not currently have a music video

Note: If the song submission contains strong language, content that is not suitable for all ages, please keep in mind that it may impact the jury’s decision.

Creative Concept Submission:
For the Creative Concept submission, musicians/music groups should provide a story outline, visual references and concepts, and marketing plan for the final video. The feasibility of the creative concept will be taken into account during the jury process.

The Winning Musician/Music Group will receive:

  • The winning song will receive an animated music video valued at $4000.
  • There is no financial remuneration for the musician/music group, but the music video will be widely circulated on MAC’s website, newsletter and social media and the musician gets full rights to the music video (with credit given to the artist, as appropriate).
  • The winning musician/music group will participate on the fusion grant jury for part two.

Deadline for application: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by 5:00pm

Grants winners will be notified: The week of June 21, 2021

Applications for part two will open in July 2021.

The winning musician/music group will participate in the Jury Process for Part Two of this MAC Funded Fusion Grant in July/August 2021 (Jury date(s) TBC).

MAC Funded Fusion MicroGrant – Part 2
Call for Visual/Digital Artists & Illustrators

SUBJECT TO CHANGE – APPLICATIONS FOR PART TWO WILL OPEN IN JULY 2021

Part Two of our MAC Funded Fusion MicroGrant will seek visual artists, illustrators and digital artists who can create an animated music video for the winning song of Part One.

The winning song will be 2-4 minutes long and the animated music video will;

  • speak to the creative brief provided by the winning musician/music group
  • receive promotion through the musician/music groups’ digital platforms and on MAC’s website, newsletter and social media channels

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.

Note: If the final video contains strong language, content that is not suitable for all ages, please keep in mind that it may impact the jury’s decision and the extent of promotion.

Funding available: 1 winning visual/digital artist, total $4,000

Part One Winner Announced: the week of June 21, 2021

Applications for Part Two of thisFusion MicroGrant will open in July 2021.

Geography

Applicants must be a Mississauga-based individual artist or unregistered group/collective. All projects must take place or have the majority of the work completed in Mississauga. Completed projects will be showcased in Mississauga, free of charge to the public.

Focus

Projects must be focused on arts and culture in the community and follow the guidelines listed in each particular category.

Multiple Applications

Artists can apply for one (1) project per year, to allow sufficient opportunities for all to apply for and receive funding.

Eligible Projects

Artists cannot apply for a project that has previously received funding through MAC’s MicroGrant programs.

Previous MicroGrant winners

Previous MicroGrant and/or Matchmaker Grant winners are eligible to apply, however, their final report for any outstanding grant projects MUST be received by MAC before they can apply for any new MicroGrants or Matchmaker Grants.
Note: if completion of a previous grant has been affected by COVID-19 restrictions, please contact us to provide an interim report on the project that clearly indicates the effect of COVID-19 on your ability to complete the project, and your anticipated completion dates.

Deadline for all submissions: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by 5:00pm.

NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
We encourage applicants to apply early to make sure their submission is received in advance of the deadline.

MAC MicroGrant Judging Criteria & Considerations:
  • Song submissions will be judged on their recording quality and marketability
  • Consideration of the career level and experience of the musician(s) involved
  • Must impact to the artist and support creative growth of the artists involved
  • Growth of awareness and appreciation of the arts in Mississauga 
  • Must be an intriguing, valuable or exciting project 
  • Creative concept & marketing plan must be realistic and complete
  • Note: Late applications will not be accepted
Scoring and Evaluation Criteria:

All MicroGrant Applications will be judged by an independent peer jury. The applications will be scored 1-5 points in the categories listed below. Applications with a higher score will be more likely to be selected.

  • Impact on Artists and the Community
  • Creative Concept for Music Video
  • Artistic Development
  • Qualifications and Experience of the Applicant
  • Connection to the Community
  • Communications/Marketing
  • Application Meets Grant Requirements
When is the application deadline?

The deadline for Part One applications to be received is Wednesday June 2, 2021 by 5:00pm.
NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
We encourage applicants to apply early to make sure their submission is received in advance of the deadline.

How can I submit an application?

Complete the application form found here: https://forms.gle/cGouCsg74pETGH8S6. Please ensure your application is complete and all support materials are received by MAC before the MicroGrant Deadline.

My song already has a music video, can I still apply?

No. If you already have a music video for your song it is not eligible for this grant. However, if you only have a live performance video for your song, and not a fully realized music video, your song IS eligible for this grant and we encourage you to apply.

What if my song is due for release in 2022 or was released in 2020?

For this MAC Funded Fusion Grant, ONLY songs that are released in 2021 will be eligible. Songs released in 2020 or due to be released in 2022 will not be accepted.

Does my song have to be released on a full-length album?

No. Your song submission can be released as a single or on an EP and does not have to be part of a full-length album.

When can I apply for Part Two?

Applications for Part Two of the MAC Funded Fusion MicroGrant will open in July 2021.

Will MAC review my application before I submit it?

We can only provide advice on submission requirements, and not on the content of your application.
We encourage you to review the guidelines thoroughly. After reviewing the guidelines if you still have questions, you can reach out to admin@mississaugaartscouncil.com with your questions. We will respond in 2-3 business days.

Who can I contact for more information?

After reviewing the guidelines and frequently asked questions, you can address any additional questions to staff by email.
Please contact admin@mississaugaartscouncil.com and allow 2-3 business days for a response.

Matchmaker MicroGrants

MAC’s Matchmaker MicroGrant Program is designed to help professional artists across all artistic practices complete a project or provide career development support. Artists can receive up to $2,500 in matching funds for money raised by sponsorship, investment, resources and/or in-kind contributions provided by the artists themselves.

Please download and read the MicroGrant Guidelines before applying.

Grants available: multiple grants of up to $2,500
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by 5:00 PM

MAC’s Matchmaker MicroGrant Program is designed to help artists complete a project or provide career development support. These MicroGrants are intended to provide additional funding for a project and are not designed to fully fund artist initiatives. Artists can receive up to $2,500 in matching funds for money raised by sponsorship, investment, resources and/or in-kind contributions provided by the artists themselves. 

Our Matchmaker MicroGrants has provided financial support to worthy artists and projects in two ways:

Project Support

Matchmaker MicroGrants enable artists to start or complete a project by providing a dollar for dollar matching grant of up to $2,500 in support to the artists’ available funds. Previous projects have included film production, album launches, book publication, virtual gallery shows, and much more. (More success stories are included below)

Career Development

MAC’s Matchmaker MicroGrants have also supported the career development initiatives of local artists by offering financial support of up to $1,000. Emerging Professional Artists are encouraged to apply for career development assistance with a detailed mentorship and skill development plan.

Funding available: multiple grants of up to $2,500 available

Deadline for application: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by 5:00 PM

Grants winners will be notified: The week of June 21, 2021

Deadline for completed project: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Deadline for final project report: Friday, October, 22, 2021 by 5:00 PM

Geography

Applicants must be a Mississauga-based individual artist or unregistered group/collective. All projects must take place or have the majority of the work completed in Mississauga. Completed projects will be showcased in Mississauga, free of charge to the public.

Focus

Projects must be focused on arts and culture in the community and follow the guidelines listed in each particular category.

Multiple Applications

Artists can apply for one (1) project per year, to allow sufficient opportunities for all to apply for and receive funding.

Eligible Projects

Artists cannot apply for a project that has previously received funding through MAC’s MicroGrant programs.

Previous MicroGrant winners

Previous MicroGrant and/or Matchmaker Grant winners are eligible to apply, however, their final report for any outstanding grant projects MUST be received by MAC before they can apply for any new MicroGrants or Matchmaker Grants.
Note: if completion of a previous grant has been affected by COVID-19 restrictions, please contact us to provide an interim report on the project that clearly indicates the effect of COVID-19 on your ability to complete the project, and your anticipated completion dates.

Deadline for all submissions: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by 5:00pm.

NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
We encourage applicants to apply early to make sure their submission is received in advance of the deadline.

Matchmaker MicroGrant Judging Criteria:
  • Projects must show a significant impact on the growth of the Artist’s career
  • Projects must demonstrate entrepreneurial collaboration
    • Budgets must show funds from a third party: sponsor, investor, or artist contribution. These funds can be monetary or other resources.
  • Projects will be judged on their beneficial impact to the public 
  • Must be an intriguing, valuable or exciting project 
  • Project schedule, details, marketing plan, and budget must be realistic and complete
  • Note: Late applications will not be accepted
Scoring and Evaluation Criteria:

All MicroGrant Applications will be judged by an independent peer jury. The applications will be scored 1-5 points in the categories listed below. Applications with a higher score will be more likely to be selected.

  • Impact on Artists and the Community
  • Artist Development
  • Qualifications and Experience of the Applicant
  • Connection to the Community
  • Communications/Outreach
  • Number of Active Participants
  • Application Meets Grant Requirements
When is the application deadline?

The deadline for applications to be received is Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by 5:00 PM.
NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. We encourage applicants to apply early to make sure their submission is received in advance of the deadline.

How can I submit my application?

Complete the application form found here: https://forms.gle/sieVbVxDaS5v1izX6. Please ensure your application is complete and all support materials are received by MAC before the MicroGrant Deadline.

Why does my budget need to include other revenue sources?

MAC’s Matchmaker Grants are intended to provide additional funding for a project and will only fund up to 50% of the cost of the project. These grants provide equivalent funds up to $2,500 for your project and therefore your budget must clearly indicate alternative revenue sources.

What are in-kind contributions?

An in-kind contribution is a non-cash contribution of a good or a service. These contributions – free venue space or donated goods or services – are valued at what you would have had to pay for them.

What is a sponsor?

A sponsor is an external financial partner for your project. The sponsor has given or promised monetary support or in-kind support to your project.

Do I need a marketing plan for a Career Development Application?

If you are applying for the Career Development stream of our Matchmaker MicroGrants, you do not need to submit a detailed marketing plan, however your application will be stronger if you do include one.

Will MAC review my application before I submit it?

We can only provide advice on submission requirements, and not on the content of your application.
We encourage you to review the guidelines thoroughly. After reviewing the guidelines if you still have questions, you can reach out to admin@mississaugaartscouncil.com with your questions. We will respond in 2-3 business days.

Who can I contact for more information?

After reviewing the guidelines and frequently asked questions, you can address any additional questions to staff by email.
Please contact admin@mississaugaartscouncil.com and allow 2-3 business days for a response.

MicroGrant Success Stories:

Our highly successful Musicians as Movie Makers Grant from 2020, saw 11 musicians participate. They each received: a year’s subscription to Adobe Premiere Pro and professional development/instruction. The program culminated in MAC Music Spotlight in January 2021, a showcase featuring interviews and video premieres. The showcase received 900+ views, 2500 social media impressions, and 1,500 voters in the People’s Choice Award. This program received praise from participants who were thankful for a productive learning opportunity during the pandemic.

Thanks again for all the support and for this Musicians as Video Makers grant program. It has really helped sharpen up my editing skills for all my social content. I feel super excited about creating more video projects!”

– Vivek Mehmi (2020 Musicians as Video Makers MicroGrant Participant & People’s Choice Award Winner)

This Moment by Emily Roman, was funded through MAC’s 2020 MicroGrant Program. This project was a way for Emily’s dance group – all high school seniors involved in the competitive dance program at Canadian Dance Company –  to use dance to understand and cope with their final year of high school being interrupted and completely changed by the pandemic.
Musician Matt Zaddy’s live performances came to a grinding halt in March of 2020, but with a Matchmaker MicroGrant from MAC in fall 2020, he was able to take courses in audio recording and home audio/video production. Learning by trial and creation of songs and events, he is now sharing his experience and newfound knowledge with others as a mentor. Matt was able to pay-it forward in March 2021 as a presenter for our TD Culture Lab Webinar series.
Jasmine Sawant (Sawitri Theatre Group) & Kyle Climans’ play Pandemic Pandemonium is the result of MAC’s 2020 Theatre in the Park MicroGrant. Distant relatives come for a visit just before lockdown freezes everyone in place…a relatable topic for many! The play will be premiered in summer 2021 (pending COVID restrictions) and we can’t wait!
Get involved for a first-read of “Pandemic Pandemonium”
Sawitri Theatre Group is hosting virtual readings of the brand new “Pandemic Pandemonium” on May 1, 7, & 15, from 7 – 10 PM.
Learn more here: https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.214/d80.45b.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/PP-Play-reading-Invitation-1.pdf
(Please not that this is not an audition)

Testimonials from MicroGrant & Matchmaker Grant Winners:

“I learned the value of having great musicians and friends in my community and network to collaborate with. I also have been very appreciative of all the support from organizations such as MAC…especially during these tough times.”
– Tennyson King (2020 Matchmaker Grant Winner & 2020 Musicians as Video Makers MicroGrant Paricipant)

“Hot Damn it’s a Queer Slam is a multi-city poetry slam circuit that has been organizing shows for over six years. Through the grant received by MAC, we have been putting on a series of poetry slams online…We are incredibly thankful to be able to foster community and create safe spaces online for queer and trans folks through MAC’s generous support!”
Qurat Dar (2020 MicroGrant Winner)

“I am so grateful for the support of the Mississauga Arts Council’s Micro Grant which enabled me to hire a professional radio tracker to promote my Christmas single (receiving rotation on 20 stations across Canada). Without the support of the grant, it would have been impossible for me to hire a radio tracker during the pandemic. I thank MAC for their support which has helped my career to expand during these challenging times”.
– Heather Christine (2020 Matchmaker Grant Winner)

“We are so grateful for this opportunity, and want to thank everyone at MAC for their support of our project. Because of this grant we’ve been able to work, and offer meaningful employment to our artistic network. Thank you!”
– Colleen Snell from Frog in Hand (2019 & 2020 MicroGrant Winner)

“Due to the loss of live gigs, we musicians have to put much more stock into the creation of videos and online content…While it is frustrating the release of the video cannot be sooner, I am proud and delighted to have the support of MAC!”
– Denise Leslie (2020 Matchmaker Grant Winner)

“I have learned that there is always a solution to any problem that comes up. I had a big idea for what this project would look like but ongoing COVID protocols have made many of those ideas impossible. But with some creative problem solving, I have realized there is always a way around any problem that comes up.”
– Maya Saggar from LCI Movement (2020 Matchmaker Grant Winner)

Previous MicroGrant Winners:

MicroGrant Winners – Phase One
Sponsored by RAMA Gaming House & supported by Charitable Gaming at City of Mississauga
  • Theatre in the Park – Jasmine Sawant
  • Artists on Film – Angela Chao
  • Touring Words of Meaning – Wali Shah
  • Touring Words of Meaning – Qurat Dar
  • Musicians as Video Makers – Dimitri Hyacinth, Tennyson King, Justin Moy, Paige Blossom and Danny Lwin, Cmagic5, Shan Fernando, Andrea Arthur, Abhishek (Abby V), Cat Bernardi, and Vivek Mehmi
MicroGrant Winners – Phase Two
  • Dance as a Movie – Colleen Snell, Co-Founder & Artistic Director of Frog in Hand Productions
  • Dance as a Movie – Emily Roman, from Elite Dance Company
  • Mississauga Invitational Fine Arts Show (Date TBC) – Ashley Beerdat, Grace Miah, Jackie Gallagher, Cathy Clark, Debby de Groot, Sandra Robson, Joanna Turlej, Rosemary Broos, Sujata Chander, Shobha Wagley, Adriana Rinaldi, Laura Beaton, Sue Archibald, Gabby Tutak, Sjon de Groot, Noelle Hamlyn, Sofia Berger, and Raheel Patel
MicroGrant Winners – Phase Three
Co-sponsored by Bell Canada
  • Art of Wellness (Documentary) – Susan Ksiezopolski
Matchmaker Grant Winners:
  • Demetrius Nath, musician and vocalist/guitar player of MAYBE MAY
  • Emily Ryder, filmmaker
  • Jacelyn Holmes (JACELYN), singer-songwriter
  • Matt Zaddy, acclaimed musician and music educator
  • Tony Truong, filmmaker
  • Heather Christine, award-winning singer-songwriter
  • You Made It!, a rising Mississauga-based arts collective
  • Tsochoy Go, artist and digital illustrator
  • LCI Movement, dance program
  • Lisa Alves, lyricist and producer, in collaboration with Jessica Goddard
  • Mabrook Entertainment
  • Deep Ganguly, bansuri player and educator
  • Denise Leslie, jazz songstress
  • Tennyson King, international touring musician
  • Cat Bernardi, jazz vocalist and composer
Career Development Grant Winners:
  • Matt Easter
  • Keith Garebian
  • Deepa Mahanti
MicroGrant Winners:
  • “Stories in the Woods” – an interactive outdoor dance/theatre production by Frog In Hand
  • “Film Incubator Workshop” series by Cathleen MacDonald
  • “Pollinator’s Paradise” – a mural at the Mississauga Valley Community Centre by Khaula Mazhar
  • “Feel It” Exhibits by Susan Ksiezopolski and Angela Chao

MAC’s MicroGrant Programs would not be possible without the generous support of:

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