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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.

Announcing our Spring 2024 Matchmaker MicroGrant Winners!

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) announced 8 Matchmaker MicroGrant winners at their Annual General Meeting on May 8, 2024, distributing $26,800 in funding to artist-led projects that engage residents of Mississauga and provide meaningful creative work to artists. These funds provide matching funds to artists for their entrepreneurial endeavours and support artists and projects from all artistic disciplines.

Arlene Paculan

EP Recording Project: Ever Onward Believer

Caterina Sauro

Poetry & Spoken Word Events: Exprosé

Hibah Mian

Visual Art Exhibition: Dreamland Phase II: Unveiling Identities, Honoring Histories

Joanne Feely DeGraaf

Visual Art Project: Woods of Wonder – Cawthra Trail

Lorraine Brown

Fashion Show Event: Canada Celebration Fashion Show

Matthew Zadkovich

Music Recording Project: 2024 Matt Zaddy New Single

Mileena Sobreira-Yousufy

Album Recording Project: BABY

Sandra Clarke

YouTube Video Production: Craftivism and Visible Mending Masterclass

MicroGrant News:

MicroGrant Success: Arlene & The People, 2021 and Spring 2024

Arlene & The People used their Matchmaker MicroGrants for the completion of their EP, "Ever Onward B…

MicroGrant Success: Ruba Zouzou (Sounds from Damascus), Fall 2023

Performer Ruba Zouzou and Sounds from Damascus used her MAC MatchMaker MicroGrant to present the DNA…

MicroGrant Success: Andrew Gaboury, Fall 2022

Learn more Andrew Gaboury and how his MAC MicroGrant helped produce a mini travelling show.

Mississauga Arts Council Awards $26,800 in MicroGrant Funding to 8 Winning Mississauga Artists

Mississauga Arts Council announced 8 Matchmaker MicroGrant winners at their Annual General Meeting o…

MAC MicroGrants have changed artists lives!

Funding through MAC’s MicroGrant program has enabled 122+ 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: mississaugaartscouncil.com/programs/microgrants/microgrant-success/

Future MicroGrant Opportunities:

MAC’s MicroGrant program has one application period per year. Typically MicroGrant applications are open through February and the deadline to apply is early April.
Application deadlines and funding streams are subject to change.

Thank you to our MicroGrant Sponsors: