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Get your tickets NOW for the triumphant return of Mississauga Arts Council’s MACsquerade Ball Arts Fundraiser

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is pleased to announce that Lakeview Community Partners Limited will be the presenting sponsors for the triumphant return of the MACsquerade Ball Arts Fundraiser on Dece…

Mississauga Arts Council announces the winner of the Arts for Mental Health Award

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Arts for Mental Health Award, family physician and advocate for social justice and mental health, Dr. Colin Saldanha. Sp…

Get your Tickets for the MACsquerade Glam Ball ’22 on December 1, 2022

MAC announces the triumphant return of our gala fundraiser, the MACsquerade Glam Ball ‘22 on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Le Treport. Tickets are ON SALE NOW!

Response to Recent MAC Communication

October 19, 2022 The Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is dedicated to enabling the growth of the arts by creating opportunity and connection between artists and residents in Mississauga and beyond. We a…

Mississauga Arts Council Announces Fall 2022 MicroGrants

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) invites Creatives to apply for the fall 2022 MicroGrants, offering seven different funding streams for artists of all disciplines.

Mississauga Arts Council launches their Arts For Business Directory – a roster of over 80 artists and arts groups available for businesses to hire

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) and Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) invite you to celebrate their milestone anniversaries at their upcoming Open House on September 28, 2022, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Missi…

Mississauga Arts Council and Art Gallery of Mississauga invite you to celebrate their milestone anniversaries at their open house

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) and Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) invite you to celebrate their milestone anniversaries at their upcoming Open House on September 28, 2022, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Missi…

Mississauga Arts Council and Metalworks Studios announce the winner of the 2022 Sauga’s Summer Song Contest!

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) and Metalworks Studios with media partner Mississauga Music are pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 Sauga’s Summer Song Contest. We searched across Mississauga to…

Mississauga Arts Council set to unveil three large-scale murals at Indwell Lakeshore Lofts by local visual artist David Anthony

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is excited to announce the official unveiling of the Indwell Lakeshore Lofts Mural Project (425 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga). Created by local visual artist David Anthon…

Ontario Trillium Foundation awards Mississauga Arts Council a Community Building Fund – Operating Stream of $97,500 to support MAC’s operations and expand its digital capabilities.

In November 2021, the Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) received a $97,500 grant from the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund – Operating stream. This support, delivered over 12 months by the…

Sauga’s Summer Song Contest is back! Mississauga Musicians – Submit your hot new summer song for a chance to record it at Metalworks Studios for free!

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) and Metalworks Studios have teamed up to bring back Sauga’s Summer Song Contest with media partner Mississauga Music. We are looking for Mississauga musicians to send us…

Mississauga Arts Council Announces the Winners of our 2022 MAC MicroGrant Program

MAC announces the 11 winners of $38,000 in funding to artist-led projects across all artistic practices.

Mississauga Arts Council and Express Scripts Canada invite you to celebrate a new utility box installation by local Indigenous artist, Lynn Taylor

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) and Express Scripts Canada are excited to unveil a brand new permanent utility box installation by local Indigenous artist,…

Witness the unveiling of the brand-new 486 square foot mural at LCBO Port Credit!

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) and Port Credit BIA are excited to announce the unveiling of the LCBO Port Credit Mural Project. This is a brand-new 486 square foot, six-panel mural located in the hear…

The 27th Annual Mississauga Arts Awards (MARTYS) celebrates the city’s brightest arts stars – Winners announced for the 2022 MARTYS!

The 27th Annual Mississauga Arts Awards (MARTYS) celebrated the city’s brightest arts stars – Winners announced for the 2022 MARTYS!

Mississauga Teenage Singers – Perform at Sauga Teens Got Talent!

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is excited to announce the return of Sauga Teens Got Talent hosted by Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival, produced by MAC and sponsored by Metalworks Studios and Meta…

Finalists announced and Community Award Winners named for the 27th Annual Mississauga Arts Awards! 

Finalists and Community Award Winners named for the 27th Annual Mississauga Arts Awards! Get your tickets now to celebrate the city’s brightest arts stars on May 29th, 2022 at Mississauga Convention C…

Local Arts Stars Awarded – Tickets on sale NOW for the 27th Annual Mississauga Arts Awards!

Live and in-person, Mississauga Arts Council (MAC)’s 27th Mississauga Arts Awards (The MARTYS), takes place on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Tickets are now available …

Call for Artists! Mississauga Arts Council is looking for artists to paint murals for Indwell Lakeshore Lofts

MAC is inviting local artists and/or arts collectives to submit a Request for Proposal to create three murals for Indwell’s Lakeshore Lofts in Port Credit.

Mississauga Arts Council Opens MicroGrants Invites Creatives To Apply

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) invites Creatives to apply for their 2022 MicroGrants, offering six different funding streams this year.

Mississauga Arts Council and The Open Gallery offering FREE limited FYI Youth Kits to young creatives containing $100 dollars worth of artworks, resources, and art supplies

MAC and The Open Gallery announce FYI Youth Kits, a limited run of kits containing $100 dollars worth of artworks, resources, art supplies, and more available for youth ages 15-18 years old.

Recognize and reward Mississauga’s finest creatives – nominations for the 27th Mississauga Arts Awards are now OPEN!

The 27th Annual Mississauga Arts Awards (MARTYS) is happening on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 and nominations are now OPEN. Professional artists who are residents of Mississauga, have a significant connec…

Experience Sauga Music NOW: Rhymes and Rhythm, a new online presentation featuring Mississauga Hip hop artists

Mississauga Arts Council and Martys HUB, in collaboration with TAKETHESTAGE.CA are excited to announce Sauga Music NOW: Rhymes and Rhythm, an online presentation featuring new music and interviews wit…

Support local creatives at Martys HUB Holiday Market

Mississauga, ON – December 9, 2021 Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is excited to announce the launch of Martys HUB Holiday Market at martys.store, featuring 35 artists from multiple genres i…

Mississauga Arts Council beautifies the City with three new Utility Box Art Installations.

MAC is proud to announce the launch of three new utility box installations – painted by Sima Naseem, Yen Linh Thai, and Khaula Mazhar – as part of our Murals with MAC – Boxes and Banners program.

MAC launches Martys HUB, Mississauga’s new go-to website for the arts!

MAC announces the launch of MartysHUB.com. Martys HUB connects Mississauga artists, arts organizations, and businesses to the public, featuring artist profiles in a searchable directory including news…

Mississauga Arts Council and Mass Culture’s Arts for Mental Health Conference provides hope for ArtsCare

MAC and MC brought together health practitioners, academics, artists, politicians, and leaders in the arts sector at the first Arts for Mental Health Conference in Canada on October 6, 2021. 

Announcing the winner of the Sauga’s Summer Songwriting Contest!

MAC and Metalworks Studios with Mississauga Music announce the winner of the Sauga’s Summer Songwriting Contest. Congratulations Adina V.

Mass Culture and Mississauga Arts Council’s first virtual Datathon Engages the Arts, Health and Research Communities!

MC and MAC announce the successful completion of our virtual Datathon. The 95 resources collected will inform the content for the Arts for Mental Health Conference.

Mississauga Arts Council celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a new look and website

The Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is thrilled to announce a major rebranding and new website, to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The rebranding is a part of the digital transformation of the long-tim…

Mississauga Arts Council and Mass Culture partner to launch the first Arts for Mental Health Conference in Canada

MAC and MassCulture are partnering to launch the Arts For Mental Health Conference on October 6th, 2021. It will explore the rationale for, design and implementation of a pilot program that will deliv…

Mississauga Arts Council and Metalworks Studios Present Sauga’s Summer Songwriting Contest

MAC and Metalworks Studios present Sauga’s Summer Songwriting Contest.

Announcing Part Two of the MAC Funded Fusion – Animated Music Video MicroGrant

MAC invites animators and illustrators to apply for their Animated Music Video MicroGrant.

Announcing the Winners of Phase One of MAC’s 2021 MicroGrants & Matchmaker MicroGrants Programs

MAC announces the 18 winners of Phase One of our 2021 MicroGrant and Matchmaker MicroGrant programs.

Announcing our 2021 MARTY Awards Finalists and Community Award Winners

Finalists announced for the 2021 MARTY Awards & Community Award Winners named. New date for Virtual 2021 MARTY Awards also announced.

MAC’s Virtual Annual General Meeting 2021

Mississauga Arts Council’s Annual General Meeting hears from leaders and shares strategic priorities for the future of the arts. “Congratulations MAC, on this most valuable and important year in your …

Art of Wellness Documentary Screening

MAC announces The Art of Wellness Documentary Screening, funded by MAC, Bell Canada and The Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Mississauga Arts Council Invites Creatives To Apply for Phase One of their 2021 MicroGrants & Matchmaker MicroGrants Program

MAC invites Creatives to apply for Phase One of their 2021 MicroGrants and Matchmaker MicroGrants Program.

Announcing Hazel A Celebration: 100 Years in the Making

MAC announces Hazel A Celebration: 100 Years in the Making, a feature-length musical documentary in honour of the former Mississauga Mayor’s 100th birthday.

Announcing TD Culture Lab Webinars

MAC announces its TD Culture Lab Webinar Series.

MAC Launches Holiday Arts Boutique

MAC launches their Holiday Arts Boutique for the 2020 Winter season

And the Winners Are… Announcing our 15 Matchmaker MicroGrant Winners 2020

MAC announces the 15 winners of our 2020 Matchmaker MicroGrant program.

Mississauga Arts Council & Cats Cove Media present: Sauga Music NOW

MAC and Cats Cove Media present: Sauga Music NOW, a digital concert experience featuring Matt Zaddy, One in the Chamber, and The MessAround.

Announcing the Art of Wellness Initiative

MAC wishes to catalogue the ways in which creative experiences help to improve mental wellbeing in Peel through the Art of Wellness Initiative. 

MAC Micro Grants – Dance and Visual Arts Winners Announced for 2020

MAC wishes to catalogue the ways in which creative experiences help to improve mental wellbeing in Peel through the Art of Wellness Initiative. 

Local writers share their COVID-19 stories and win the #ApartTogether Writing Contest

Local writers share their COVID-19 stories and win the #ApartTogether Writing Contest. Features winners Marisa Baratta, Angela Chao, and Frances Frommer.

2020 Micro Grant Winners Announced

Announcing the 15 Phase One winners of MAC’s 2020 Micro Grant Program.

Mississauga Arts Council presents: Rise Up Mississauga – Concert of Hope

MAC announces Rise Up Mississauga – Concert of Hope, presenting top Mississauga musicians sharing songs to send a message of strength during the COVID pandemic.

Mississauga Arts Council and Lakeview Village present: The Sweethearts Saloon – Valentines Country Dance

MAC and Lakeview Village team up to bring award-winning local country music stars to the stage at The Sweethearts Saloon – Valentines Country Dance.