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MAC’s Programs

We spark the growth of the arts by creating opportunity and connection between artists and residents in Mississauga and beyond. Our programs help creatives build their artistic and entrepreneurial capacity and connect artists to more audiences and each other.

MAC’s programs serve the interest of all major creative arts categories supporting opportunities for professional artists in Mississauga. From professional development webinars and workshops to live performance opportunities, from visual art exhibitions to dance films, and spoken word performances to song writing contests, we aim to build programs that will help the city’s arts sector thrive!

Our programs are designed to:

• Support professional creatives across all artistic disciplines

• Build ongoing interest, participation, and support for the local arts sector

• Initiate career development programs aimed at developing arts business skills

• Assist in transitioning artists online and enabling their digital capacity growth

• Deliver more publicly accessible In-person and virtual creative events

Current Programs

The Beauty of Bees Exhibit

The Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) in partnership with the Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival invite Mississauga visual artists to submit past and/or new visual works of flowers and bees to be displayed in this one day juried exhibit “The Beauty of Bees Exhibit” at the Pollinator Garden beside the Streetsville BIA building.

Sauga Teens Got Talent

Sauga Teens Got Talent is a yearly juried singing competition for teenagers aged 13-19 hosted by Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival, produced by Mississauga Arts Council, sponsored by Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Institute.

Martys HUB

Martys HUB is an online destination for artists and the public, featuring artist profiles in a searchable directory, news, events, articles, videos, and more. Founded in 2021, and initiated by the Mississauga Arts Council, Martys HUB offers engaging online encounters between professional artists in Mississauga and the community.

Murals with MAC

Murals with Mac is a neighbourhood beautification project. Facilitating relationships between artists and community partners, MAC is helping to redefine traditional approaches to public art and provide paid opportunities for local artists, to create, connect, and celebrate unexpected spaces throughout the city of Mississauga!

MAC MicroGrants

MAC’s dynamic and impactful MicroGrant program provides financial support and opportunities for artists to create projects which have a pronounced and impactful connection to the public, and bring recognition and increased awareness to the arts across the city.

TD Culture Lab: Professional Development Series

Sponsored by TD Bank Group and presented by Mississauga Arts Council, TD Culture Lab is a series of professional development webinars and workshops designed specifically for the creative sector in Mississauga. The series feature leading professionals and will cover topics like Brand Development and Marketing, Finances for Artists, Grant Writing, Movie Making on a Budget, and Music Promotion.

Sauga Music NOW

The Sauga Music NOW series are online concerts and interviews created to highlight emerging musical talents in a live-production format, streamed and/or premiered on MAC’s YouTube channel.

Cranberry Christmas Market

Cranberry Christmas Market is Mississauga Arts Council’s (MAC) annual Holiday Market featuring local Mississauga artisans, craft, and food vendors. Join us at Clarke Memorial Hall (161 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5H 1G3) on Saturday, December 10, 2022 to shop local for holiday gifts, enjoy some festive entertainment, and celebrate the return of our in-person holiday market!

Sauga’s Summer Song Contest

Mississauga Arts Council and Metalworks Studios, present Sauga’s Summer Song Contest, with media partner Mississauga Music. This contest looks for musicians to share their hot new summer song for a chance to win a recording and mixing session at Metalworks Studios, Canada’s premium recording studio.

Amphitheatre Unplugged

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.

Program News & Updates

Mississauga Arts Council Provides $60,000 in MicroGrant Funding to 19 Winning Mississauga Artists!

MAC announces the 19 winners of $60,000 in funding to artist-led projects across all artistic practices.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Spring 2023 MAC MicroGrants

The deadline for our Spring 2023 MAC MicroGrants has been EXTENDED. New Deadline: Monday, April 10, 2023 by 5 PM.

Mississauga Arts Council Opens MicroGrants and Invites Creatives To Apply

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) invites Creatives to apply for their 2023 MicroGrants, offering seven different funding streams this round.

TD Culture Lab Webinar – Endless Possibilities: Using a Green Screen

February 21, 2023 – Learn how to use a green screen in your video work with Prince Saquian!

TD Culture Lab Webinar – Get Funded: Grant Writing for Success

February 28, 2023 – Learn grant writing tips and tricks with Rohit Mehta!

Past & Seasonal Programs

Artists Online 2021
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MAC Arts Cafe
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TD Culture Lab:
Explore Publishing Workshop

April 17 & 30, 2021

MAC @ West Edge
Open Mic

Sweetheart Saloon – Country Music Showcase event


Metalworks Institute

Paint Your Passion