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City Council Approves $3.6 Million in Funding for 2018 Culture and Community Grants Program

Feb 07, 2018

The City of Mississauga is investing a total of $3,675,205.17 in funding to community groups, arts groups, heritage groups and festivals/celebrations through the 2018 Culture and Community Grants Program.

“The City is making investments to develop local talent and inspire new programs and services which meet community needs. The grants directly contribute to the overall well-being of our city,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services. “Residents can access a variety of activities and events that complement City programs. Funding also ensures community organizations are accountable and sustainable in providing these services.”

Approved by Council, the grants support not-for-profit community projects, programs and services in the following areas: 
• Arts and Culture/Culture Projects:  $1,739,477
• Cultural Festivals and Celebrations: $774,500
• Community Grants and Multi-Year Agreements: $1,161,205.17

   ARTS AND CULTURE/CULTURE PROJECTS

Pillar Cultural Organizations Stream
Art Gallery of Mississauga
$325,000
Mississauga Arts Council
$269,670
Heritage Mississauga
$230,000
Visual Arts Mississauga
$155,000
Mississauga Symphony Orchestra
$150,000
Living Arts Centre (LAC)
$100,000
Established Organizations
Sampradaya Dance Creations
$120,000
Chamber Music Society of Mississauga
$75,000
Mississauga Choral Society
$59,300
Sawitri Theatre Group
$30,000
Youth Troopers for Global Awareness
$40,790
Mississauga Children's Choir
$21,000
Mississauga Chinese Arts Organization
$18,000
Mississauga Festival Youth Choir
$18,000
Mississauga Festival Choir
$16,000
Theatre Unlimited
$15,500
Mississauga Potters Guild
$12,000
Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble
$4,217
Streetsville Historical Society
$4,000
New and Emerging
Small Arms Society
$25,000
Canadian Arabic Orchestra
$15,000
Frog in Hand
$7,500
Ink Movement
$3,500
Culture Projects
Chamber Music Society – Live in the Gardens of Riverwood
$5,000
Frog in Hand – Apprentices: Pilot Program
$5,000
Hand Eye Society – Games on the Block
$5,000
Mississauga Arts Council – Boxes and Banners Project Phase 2
$5,000
Mississauga Writers Group – Creating and Printing Anthologies
$5,000
TOTAL 2018 RECOMMENDATIONS
$1,739,477

2018 CULTURAL FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS

Established Festivals
Carassauga
$120,000
Southside Shuffle Blues and BBQ Festival
$100,000
Mississauga Waterfront Festival
$97,500
Bollywood Monster Mashup
$90,000
Paint the Town Red Port Credit
$70,000
Mosaic South Asian Heritage Festival
$55,000
Muslimfest
$50,000
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