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Grants to Ontario Nonprofits in Eligible Locations for Activities that Advance Arts Appreciation

Arts and Culture Grant Program

GrantWatch ID# 141757
Agency: Local

Funding Source
City of Mississauga - Culture Division
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Geographic Focus
Canada:Ontario: City of Mississauga;

Important Dates
Conference Date: 09/14/22
Deadline: 10/14/22 4:30 PM (EST)

Grant Description
Grants to Ontario nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for activities that foster knowledge and appreciation of the arts. Some applicants are required to attend an information session before submitting a proposal. Funding is intended to support arts, culture, or heritage-related services and programs that are open to the public. Funded programs must benefit the residents of Mississauga.

The Arts and Culture Grant Program (the “Program”) provides funding for not-for-profit cultural organizations to:

  • Develop exemplary programs and services
  • Advance participation, knowledge, understanding and appreciation of arts, culture, and heritage for the citizens of Mississauga

The Arts and Culture Grant program is designed to align with the vision of Mississauga’s Culture Master Plan by supporting a range of activities reflecting the City’s many cultural traditions and practices. The City is committed to the long-term growth and sustainability of culture and the quality of life of its resident.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
To apply, your organization must be:
- Operating on a not-for-profit basis and governed by volunteers
- Operating with a specific mandate to provide and support arts, culture or heritage activities
- Operating year-round
- Based and active in Mississauga
- Providing programs and services that are open to the public and publicized City-wide

For further details on eligibility requirements for New and Emerging Organizations, Established Organizations, and Multi-Year Funded Organizations, see

Organizations applying for funding must align with one of the categories below:

1. Performing Arts Organizations:
- Producing and presenting programming, activities and services to the public primarily in the disciplines of dance, theatre and music; or
- Contributing to public participation, community involvement in performing arts and arts education.

2. Visual Arts Organizations:
- Preserving, interpreting, and presenting works of art and holding art collections in trust; or
- Creating a context in which artists and their works are viewed in relationship to visual arts, culture and the community at large.

3. Arts and Culture Service Organizations:
- Membership-based organizations providing services and programming in support of advancing individual or organizational development capacity and promoting an awareness of the arts in Mississauga; or
- Contributing to community participation, arts education and public involvement in the arts in Mississauga.

4. Heritage Organizations:
- Principle focus: Celebrating Mississauga’s heritage, history and increasing public appreciation and awareness of historical events, people and places through creative and innovative collaboration between historians, archivists, artists and the Mississauga community.

For ineligibility, see

Pre-Proposal Conference
For 2023, information sessions will be held online through webinars; please register by email.

Applicants that have not received a City of Mississauga grant in the past two years are required to attend one of the information sessions to be eligible for funding. Attendance will be noted.

All other applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the webinars to hear about the grant process, the requirements, tips for success and to ask questions.

Webinar dates and times:
- Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 9:00 – 10:00 am
- Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

For up-to-date details contact the above email or 905-615-3200 ext. 5476.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline to submit your application is October 14, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.

Any organization that has not received funding through the City of Mississauga in the past two years is required to attend one of the information sessions prior to applying. See Pre-Proposal Conference above.

Organizations wishing to apply for the Multi-Year stream must speak to Culture staff prior to applying.

All applicants are notified of their final recommendations before they go forward to the General Committee meeting in early 2023.

Estimated Size of Grant
The amount of funding an organization is eligible to apply for is based on the eligibility stream:
- New and Emerging: May apply for up to 50% of their total operating budget or $15,000, whichever is less.
- Established: May apply for up to 50% of their total operating budget or $120,000, whichever is less.

Term of Contract
- Funding for new and emerging, and established organizations, must be used for programs and activities taking place in their 2023/2024 fiscal year.
- Multi-year grants must be used for programs and activities taking place in the 2023, 2024 and 2025 calendar

Contact Information
Apply Online:

If you have questions or need more information about the City’s grant programs, please email or call 905-615-3200 ext. 5476.

To register for a webinar, contact staff at the email above.

Culture Division
City of Mississauga
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga ON L5B 4B8

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