February 9, 2023                                                                                                                       View this email in your browser
Happy Thursday,

I hope you are keeping warm on this rainy day. There are lots of new Calls/Opportunities to check out. Here are some notable ones in order of deadline date: 
Visual Artists - have your say! 📣
MAC has created a survey to explore the best ways we can assist in the marketing and selling of artworks by visual artists in Mississauga. We are offering a $50 DeSerres Gift Certificate for the lucky responders who gets their answers in by the deadline: February 23!
Complete the survey
Get all of the details below (in list order): Volunteers, Theatre, Awards, Literary, Visual Art, and Grants/Funds.

Please share this newsletter with anyone or any groups that you believe may be interested in the Calls/Opportunities listed below!

Have a creative week!

  Sherri Murray   
  Communications Manager, MAC
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Open Calls for Artists/Opportunities

 👥 Volunteers


  • Call for Board of Directors - CreativeHub 1352  | Ongoing
    ➡️ Learn more and apply 
    CreativeHub 1352 is looking for individuals passionate about making a difference in communities and interested in helping them strengthen local connections to join them on their Board of Directors! Multiple positions are now available. The volunteer Board of Directors is central to the organization and actively works to assist in the planning and programming of CreativeHub 1352 and in advancing local arts, culture, heritage and environmental initiatives.
    Learn more and apply.

🎭 Theatre

🏆 Awards 

  • Call for Nominations - MARTY Awards - Mississauga Arts Council | Nominations due March 13 at 9 AM 
    ➡️ Learn more and submit a nomination
    Nominations for the 28th Mississauga Arts Award (MARTYS) are now OPEN! Professional artists and groups who are either residents of the City of Mississauga, have a significant connection to Mississauga or have made a major contribution to the arts within Mississauga are eligible to apply. MAC encourages artists and arts groups to submit their nomination with a letter of recommendation from their official nominator. 
    Click here to learn more and submit a nomination.

 👥 Literary 

  • Call for Submissions - Ink Movement's Mississauga Youth Anthology 2023 | March 15
    ➡️ Learn more here and submit 
    Ink Movement has opened its submissions for its annual Mississauga Youth Anthology! Since 2012, Ink Movement has strived to give young artists and writers a larger platform for them to share their work. They’ve published multiple anthologies filled with incredible art and writing created by Mississauga youth The theme of this year’s anthology is Adapting. They are seeking work that covers the topic of dealing with life changes (or alternatively, COVID recovery). They are accepting submissions from Mississauga youth aged 12-24.
    Click here to learn more and submit.

  • Call for Submissions - Youth Poet Laureate - City of Mississauga | Deadline to submit March 1
    ➡️ Learn more here and submit 
    The City of Mississauga is now accepting applications for the City's fourth Youth Poet Laureate in 2023. The role of the Youth Poet Laureate is to serve as a literary ambassador for youth in the City and to elevate the status of poetry, literary arts, and young writers within their communities. This honorary position recognizes a young poet who writes excellent poetry or spoken word and has written on themes that are relevant to the citizens of Mississauga. 
    Click here to learn more and submit.

🎨 Visual Art 

Photography credit bottom images L-R: Napoleon, MaryLou Hurley; Father and Son, Frank Myers;
Jillian, Sherry Park

  • Call to Submit: Forms, Faces & Spaces Show as part of the Scotiabank Contact Festival | March 27 at midnight
    ➡️ Learn more
    Join the 2nd annual juried show, "Forms, Faces & Spaces, figuratively speaking!" organized by E.C. Munson. They are seeking photography and fine artwork that speaks to humankind concerns, how we inhabit space, our vitality, and how we engage with daily life. The deadline to apply is March 27 at midnight.  
    Click here to learn more and click here for the submission package. 

  • Call for Emerging Artists - Public Art Banner Program - City of Mississauga | Deadline to submit is February 26 at 11:59 PM EST
    ➡️ Learn more and submit
    The City's Public Art Program invites emerging artists, artist teams, and illustrators to submit expressions of interest and concept proposals for original banner artwork. Banner artwork will be displayed on light pole standards throughout the city, creating a captivating visual presence from June to Winter 2023. The commissioned artist(s) will create six banner designs. The City will be responsible for all fabrication and installation. At the end of the program, the commissioned artist(s) will have the opportunity to shadow an established sculptural or textile-based artist, who will transform the banners into a new creation.
    Click here to learn more and submit. 
  • Call for Entries: Visual Arts Mississauga's Art Calendar | Deadline to submit is March 31
    ➡️ Learn more and submit
    Calling all artists! Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) invites you to submit images of your 2-dimensional artwork for their inaugural Art Calendar Fundraiser. Artists based in GTHA are eligible to submit, 12 artworks will be chosen - one for each month of the year. Selected submissions will be featured in the VAM Gallery and online for an in-person and virtual exhibition. Submissions are due March 31.
    Click here to learn more and submit. 
  • Call for Artists - Lakeshore Art Trail | Deadline to submit is April 1
    ➡️ Learn more and submit
    Lakeshore Art Trail is seeking artists to join their annual show! The 22nd Lakeshore Art Trail will be taking place on October 21 & 22 at the Small Arms Inspection Building. Submissions are due April 1.
    Click here to learn more and submit.

 👥 Grants/Funds 

  • Call for Applications - Ontario Arts Council - Project Grants | Variety of deadlines
    ➡️ Learn more here
    The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) provides grants to Ontario-based individual artists and arts professionals, ad hoc groups, collectives and organizations. The grants support a range of arts activities and disciplines.
    Click here to learn more and explore the variety of grants.

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