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 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.

These MicroGrants are made possible through sponsor contributions and MAC’s own fundraising efforts. We offer two streams of MicroGrant funding.

MAC’s engaging MicroGrant Program provides funding to new artist-led projects. These MicroGrants target areas of interest or need within the local arts sector, and often encourage collaboration across artistic practices. MicroGrant funding streams are subject to change and are identified by MAC.

MAC’s Matchmaker MicroGrants are designed to help Mississauga artists start or complete a project or to invest in their professional development. Artists can receive matching funds for money raised by sponsorship, investment, and in-kind contributions by the artists themselves.

Current MicroGrant Opportunities:

MAC’s Spring Round of MicroGrant Funding is NOW OPEN!


Applications Close on April 10, 2023 at 5:00PM

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) invites Mississauga creatives to apply for our 2023 MicroGrants. We have opportunities for artists across all artistic disciplines.

Detailed descriptions of the MicroGrant Funding Streams, application requirements, eligibility, application requirements, and assessment criteria can be found in the MicroGrant Guidelines. Please review them carefully before applying.

EXTENDED Deadline for submissions: Monday, April 10, 2023 by 5:00PM


Winter/Spring 2023 MAC MicroGrant Funding Streams:

MAC is offering seven (7) MicroGrant Funding Streams:

  • – Theatre in the Park MicroGrant (up to $7,000)
  • – ArtsCare Program Development MicroGrant (up to $5,000)
  • – Dance on Film MicroGrant (up to $5000)
  • – Visual Art Exhibition Curation MicroGrant (up to $5,000)
  • – Community Activation MicroGrant (up to $4,000)
  • – Music Showcase Event Production MicroGrant (up to $4,000)
  • – Matchmaker MicroGrants (50% of your budget to a maximum of $2,500)

Download the MicroGrant Guidelines to learn more about the funding streams, eligibility, MicroGrant assessment, application requirements and more.

Ready to submit your MicroGrant application?
All submissions must be received before April 10, 2023 at 5:00PM.

Winter/Spring 2023 MAC MicroGrant Information Session

MAC hosted a virtual information session to review the guidelines and answer questions about our MicroGrant program.

MAC MicroGrants have changed artists lives!

Funding through MAC’s MicroGrant program has enabled 86+ artists to realize their goals and develop new artistic projects. These projects have positively impacted audiences and communities in Mississauga and beyond. Learn about some of these engaging projects and the talented Mississauga artists who have benefited from MAC’s MicroGrant Program:

MAC’s Fall 2022 MicroGrant Winners

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) awarded 21 winners a Fall MAC MicroGrant , distributing a total of $80,000 in MicroGrant funding across seven funding streams. These funds will directly support artist-led projects and initiatives that will continue to encourage recovery and growth in the arts sector.

Congratulations to the Fall Project MicroGrant Winners:

Andrew Gaboury (Theatre in the Park), Anna Silgardo (ArtsCare Program Development), Arlene (Short Documentary), Bree Taylor (Music Showcase Event Production), Cathleen MacDonald (Short Documentary), Dora Paszuk (Dance on Film), Fausta Facciponte (Visual Art Exhibition Curation), Visual Arts Mississauga (ArtsCare Program Development).

Congratulations to the Fall Matchmaker MicroGrant Winners:

Anju Malhotra (filmmaker), Anna Wojcik (opera singer), Cat Bernardi (jazz singer), Cullen McFater (filmmaker), Gladys Lou (multimedia artist), Gordon Culley (filmmaker), Heather Christine (singer-songwriter), Jaimie Poon (jazz singer), Lincoln Blaché (musician), Matt Zaddy (musician), Radhika Baskar (musician), Sandra Clarke (visual artist), THE iDENTiTY CRiSiS (musician/music producer).

MicroGrant News:

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.

Mississauga Arts Council Awards 21 Winners of their Fall 2022 MAC MicroGrant Program over $80,000 in total funding!

MAC announces the 21 winners of $80,000 in funding to artist-led projects across all artistic practices.

Mississauga News: Mississauga Arts Council invites artists, groups to apply for second round of MicroGrant program

Mississauga New feature: The Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) will be holding the second round of its 2022 MicroGrant program this fall and is inviting Mississauga artists and unregistered arts groups/c…

Thank you to our MicroGrant Sponsors: