A call-out to artists to showcase your talents in the wonderful city of Mississauga

Mississauga has a number of exciting upcoming opportunities for local and national artists to showcase their work in Mississauga’s vibrant community.

Wali Shah, City of Mississauga’s 2017-2019 Poet Laureate

Wali Shah, City of Mississauga’s 2017-2019 Poet Laureate

2019-2021 Poet Laureat

Mississauga residents with a passion for poetry can apply to be the City’s third Poet Laureate. This honorary position recognizes a poet with excellent poetry or spoken word skills and who has written on themes relevant to Mississauga citizens.
The Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term beginning in April 2019 and will receive a $10,000 honorarium.
Click here for more information on the role.
Submissions will be accepted until March 1, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Sculpture Court Skate Park Murals

 Emerging artists can submit expressions of interest to paint a series of temporary public art murals at Sculpture Court Skate Park at Mississauga Civic Centre. Working under the guidance of a professional mentor artist, emerging artists will create a new vision for the skate park, gaining valuable professional experience and a paid mentorship opportunity in the process.
Selected artists will receive a $250 honorarium to attend a master class with an established mural artist and to re-surface, design, and paint one of nine mural panels.
Click here for more information on the program.
Submissions will be accepted until March 22, 2019 at 4 p.m.

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Temporary Public Art: Downtown Banner Program

The City invites Canadian professional artists or artist teams to submit proposals to create original banner artwork for Mississauga’s downtown. The winning designs will be installed along Living Arts Drive, Prince of Wales Drive and Princess Royal Drive, creating a dazzling visual presence from June to November 2019.
Click here for more information on the program.
Submissions will be accepted until March 25, 2019 at 4 p.m.

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Temporary Public Art: Bee Hotel

Canadian professional artists or artist teams who bee-lieve strongly in their work are encouraged to design a Bee Hotel that will be located in Jack Darling Memorial Park. By providing a refuge for female bees to rest and lay eggs, bee hotels can be an effective approach to supporting the population of native solitary bees.
Click here for more information on the program.
Submissions will be accepted until March 29 at 4 p.m.

Other Upcoming Arts Programs
This summer, concerts in Mississauga will expand from Port Credit to Streetsville; calls for performing artists will be issued on March 4.
And back for a fifth year, the City’s highly-anticipated busking program will kick-off in mid-April.
Interested applicants can stay tuned here for submission details.

In Need of a Place to Perform or Rehearse?

Newly launched, SpaceFinder Mississauga is a free tool that matches artists with available spaces for rehearsals, auditions, photo and video shoots and more. 
The directory also allows venues to market unbooked rental space by creating a listing and uploading a digital calendar.