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TD Culture Lab

A Webinar Series providing valuable professional development learning opportunities to Mississauga’s creative community.

Sponsored by TD Bank Group and presented by Mississauga Arts CouncilTD Culture Lab is a professional development series of webinars and workshops designed specifically for the creative sector in Mississauga.

TD Culture Lab returns with brand new workshops!

Join MAC this fall for IN-PERSON workshops! TD Culture Lab explores topics like Media Relations, Digitizing your Art Portfolio, Pitching your next Film, and Meeting the Non-Musical Industry Pros. Join us IN-PERSON on Tuesdays this October for these intimate Professional Development Workshops at MindShare Workspace (Erin Mills Town Centre). Tickets are $10 each and space is limited. Don’t miss out!

BONUS workshop – October 1, 2022! MAC is excited to announce a bonus FREE workshop. Explore Strategic Planning with one of Canada’s Business Strategy Experts Ken Jones. Learn what Strategic Planning is and how it can benefit your arts group or arts career! This FREE workshop is on October 1, 2022 from 10am-noon at West Edge Church.

Upcoming Events:

TD Culture Lab Workshop – Media Masterclass

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Panelists: Jay Kana, Paige Williams Cost: $10 – Join MAC as we sit down with a panel of experts to find out how to write press releases, and get your engaging stories noticed…

TD Culture Lab Workshop – Music Industry Panel

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Host: Demetrius Nath Panelists: Lincoln Blache (Made In Sauga), Melissa Johnston (Metalworks), Mark Rodenhizer (The Rec Room) Cost: $10 – Learn from the experts about when an…

TD Culture Lab Workshop – Strategic Planning For Arts Leaders

Saturday, October 1, 2022 Presenter: Ken Jones Where: West Edge Community Church Cost: FREE – Network with peers and learn how strategic planning can help grow your arts group from one of Canada’s lea…

TD Culture Lab Workshop – Digitizing your Artwork

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Presenter: Sandra Clarke Location: MindShare Workspace Cost: $10 – Learn how to digitize your physical artwork with multi-craftual artist Sandra Clarke who will explore strat…

TD Culture Lab Workshop – Pitching your Film/Script

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Presenter: Cathleen MacDonald Guest: Wendy Donnan (Oakville Festivals of Film and Art) Location: MindShare Workspace Cost: $10 – A great pitch can connect you with partners, …

TD Culture Lab: Webinar Series

Our series of FREE professional development webinars feature leading professionals and cover topics like Brand Development and Marketing, Finances for Artists, Grant Writing, Social Media Strategies, Mental Health for Artists, Live-streaming, and much more!.

The 90 minute webinars were hosted on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite to attend upcoming webinars. You can also check out past webinar recordings on MAC’s YouTube channel or scroll down to download the webinar resources below.


TD Culture Lab: Explore Publishing Workshop – April 2021

TD Culture Lab – Explore Publishing was a 2-day virtual workshop produced by MAC and presented by Courtney Park Writers’ Group and Mississauga Writers Group. The workshop engaged local writers through informational webinars, panel discussions, and networking opportunities on the topic of publishing. Both self-publishing and traditional publishing were explored and explained by knowledgeable individuals in the sector. The workshop videos are available on MAC’s YouTube channel.


TD Culture Lab: Webinar Series – Watch them Again!

Social Media Strategies for Engaging Content
(March 15, 2022)

Hosts: Raven Benwait and Amni Singh from Bold x Collective

Live Streaming: From Stage to Screen
(March 1, 2022)

Hosts: Aimee Poulin, Andreja Kovac, and John Ranjith from Crane Creations Theatre Company

Daily Dose: Supporting Artists’ Mental Health
(February 24, 2022)

Host: Dr. Ewa Antczak from Core Centre

Grant Writing Success: Tips and Tricks
(February 22, 2022)
Host: Rohit Mehta from Do Good Fundraising

Pitching Your Music to Industry Partners & Concert Promoters
(October 26, 2021)
Hosts: Ryan Warner and Jesse Mitchell from Canada’s Music Incubator

White Walls: A Visual Artist’s First Steps
(October 5, 2021)

Host: Breann Ritchie from Crescent Gallery

Recording at Home…Like a Pro
(March 23, 2021)

Hosts: musicians Mark Kelso and Matt Zaddy

Creative Money
(March 11, 2021)
Host: Chris Enns from Rags to Reasonable

Brand Building Tips for Creatives and Entrepreneurs
(March 4, 2021)

Host: Daniel Francavilla from King Street Media

Creative Journey$: The DIY Creative Career
(February 25, 2021)

Hosts: Michael Amaral from Crusty Media and musician Arlene

Effective Grant Writing for Artists
(February 18, 2021)
Hosts: Rohit Mehta from DoGood Fundraising, and Maura Broadhurst from Ontario Arts Council (OAC)

Get Your Songs on the Radio
(February 16, 2021)

Hosts: Demetrius Nath from Antiskeptic Entertainment and musician Elyse Saunders

Video Production on a Budget (February 11, 2021)
Hosts: Filmmaker Cynthia Crofoot and director Jim Morrison IV


TD Culture Lab: Explore Publishing Workshop 2021

Traditional Publishing Workshops:

TD Culture Lab – Explore Publishing
Traditional Publishing Webinar (April 17, 2021)

Host: Mary Ellen Korosil (Courtney Park Writers’ Group)
Special guest: Pratap Reddy (published author of the books Weather Permitting and Other Stories and Ramaya’s Treasure)

TD Culture Lab – Explore Publishing
Traditional Publishing Panel (April 30, 2021)

Moderator: Mary Ellen Koroscil of the Courntey Park Writers’ Group
Panelists: Bala Menon (Tamarind Tree Books), Michael Mirolla (Guernica Editions), Kathryn Lane (Dundurn Press)

Self & Indie Publishing Workshops:

TD Culture Lab – Explore Publishing
Self & Indie Publishing Webinar (April 17, 2021)

Host: Elizabeth Banfalvi (Mississauga Writers Group)
Special guest: Belynda Wilson Thomas (self-published author of the book Secrets and Silence.

TD Culture Lab – Explore Publishing
Self & Indie Publishing Panel (April 30, 2021)

Moderator: Elizabeth Banfalvi of the Mississauga Writers Group
Panelists: Doug Mackie (PointOne Graphics Inc.), Belynda Wilson Thomas (self-published author).


TD Culture Lab is made possible through the generous support of TD Bank Group.