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TD Culture Lab

An Educational 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.

2024 Events:

TD Culture Lab Webinar – Build Your Creative Business

June 11, 2024 – Learn to write compelling artist bios, statements, and resumes with Sandra Clarke

TD Culture Lab Webinar – Talking About ArtsCare

April 21, 2024 – ArtsCare information session with art therapist/counsellor Haley Toll and wellness …

TD Culture Lab Webinar – Curator Conversations

March 21, 2024 – Chat with Shannon Anderson, Senior Curator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga and Li…

Past Events:

TD Culture Lab: Breakthrough to Writers’ Success

A day of workshops and networking for new, emerging, and established writers of all genres. Learn ab…

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!

TD Culture Lab Webinar – Public Art: Ask Me Anything Panel

March 7, 2023 – Looking to get involved with public art? Join Jacqueline Mak, Philippa French, Kyla …

TD Culture Lab Webinar – Making Radio Waves: Intro to Podcasting

March 14, 2023 – Ever thought to yourself "This would be a great podcast topic"? Make that idea a re…

TD Culture Lab Webinar – Protecting your Music – Copyright Basics

March 21, 2023 – Join Melissa Johnston (Metalworks Institute) and explore the world of music copyrig…

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!

Talking About ArtsCare
(April 21, 2024)

With Haley Toll & Susan Ksiezopolski

Curator Conversations
(March 21, 2024)

With Shannon Anderson & Lisa Jayne Irvine

Protecting Your Music: Copyright Basics
(March 21, 2023)

Host: Melissa Johnston

Making Radio Waves: Podcasting
(March 14, 2023)

Host: Kevy Oh

Public Art: Ask Me Anything Panel
(March 7, 2023)

Hosts: Jacqueline Mak, Philippa French, Kyla Radoja and Soon Cho

Get Funded: Grant Writing for Success
(February 28, 2023)

Host: Rohit Mehta, founder of DoGood Fundraising

Endless Possibilities: Using a Green Screen
(February 21, 2023)

Host: Prince Saquian

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: In-Person Workshops from the past

TD Culture Lab Workshops at MindShare Workspace – Fall 2022

October 1, 2022 – Strategic Planning for Arts Leaders | https://www.mississaugaartscouncil.com/2022/09/14/tdcl22-strategic-planning-for-arts-leaders/
with Ken Jones (Silver Birch Partners)

October 11, 2022 – Digitizing your Art Portfolio | https://www.mississaugaartscouncil.com/2022/09/14/tdcl22-digitizing-your-artwork/
with Sandra Clarke

October 18, 2022 – Pitching your Film/Script | https://www.mississaugaartscouncil.com/2022/09/14/tdcl22-pitching-your-film/
with Cathleen MacDonald (Motion Picture Enterprises) & Wendy Donnan (Oakville Festivals of Film and Art)

October 25, 2022 – Music Industry Panel | https://www.mississaugaartscouncil.com/2022/09/14/tdcl22-music-industry-panel/
with Demetrius Nath (Mississauga Music), Lincoln Blache (Made In Sauga), Melissa Johnston (Metalworks), & Mark “Pesci” Rodenhizer (The Rec Room)

November 4, 2022 – Media Masterclass | https://www.mississaugaartscouncil.com/2022/09/14/tdcl22-workshop-media-masterclass/
with Sherri Murray (MAC), Jay Kana (Modern Mississauga) & Paige Williams (City of Mississauga).


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