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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 webinar series designed specifically for the creative sector in Mississauga.

TD Culture Lab returns with brand new workshops!

Join MAC on February 22, 2022 to learn about grant writing with Rohit Mehta, on March 1, 2022 as Crane Creations Theatre Company share their experiences from their very first live-streamed production, and on March 15, 2021 as we sit down with Raven Benwait and Amni Singh from Bold x Collective to learn about Social Media Strategies. MAC is also pleased to bring you a webinar on Mental Health for Artists, where you can confidentially attend through YouTube on February 24, 2022 and learn from Core Dr. Ewa Antczak. More webinars are in the works…check back for more topics!

Upcoming Events:

TD Culture Lab – Social Media Strategies for Engaging Content

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Webinar Hosts: Raven Benwait & Amni Singh – Discover the possibilities of engaging with your audience through social media as MAC sits down with Raven Benwait and Amni Singh fr…

Info Session with Canada Council for the Arts

Thursday, March 3, 2022 – The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. Thi…

TD Culture Lab – Live-Streaming: From Stage to Screen

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Webinar Hosts: Crane Creations Theatre Company – Learn how to start live-streaming – Join Aimee Poulin, Andreja Kovač, and John Ranjith from Crane Creations Theatre Company as t…

TD Culture Lab – Daily Dose: Supporting Your Mental Health

Thursday, February 24, 2022 Webinar Hosts: Dr. Ewa Antczak – Pre-Recorded Webinar on Mental Health coping strategies and questions answered by Dr. Ewa Antczak. Submit your question before February 7 a…

TD Culture Lab – Grant Writing Success: Tips and Tricks

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Webinar Host: Rohit Mehta – Grant application deadlines might be looming, but writing the application doesn’t have to be stressful! Join MAC as we learn tips and tricks to w…

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 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.