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REBEL 2013: Express Yourself!

Feb 04, 2013

Are you an emerging artist or performer? Are you between the ages of 18 to 30 and if so, please join us for REBEL 2013.

The City of Mississauga's Culture Division, in collaboration with the Mississauga Arts Council, invites emerging artists and performers to submit proposals for events to be presented at REBEL 2013 from May 1 to 7, 2013.

"REBEL 2013 is an event designed for youth by youth and anyone can participate or host an event," said Susan Burt, director Culture Division. "We encourage youth to participate in this event to showcase their talent and proudly represent Mississauga as a place where people choose to live and visit."

Submit your proposals for events that may take place in theatres, community centres, or in untraditional spaces such as parking garages and other underground spaces. Successful proposals will receive $250 towards the presentation of the event. Submissions will be juried by a panel of peer artists.

Important Dates:
• Call for proposals deadline: February 18 at noon
• Jury announcement: February 28
• Production planning: March and April
• REBEL 2013: May 1 to 7

For more information on how to get involved visit or contact Paola Poletto, arts supervisor Culture Division at 905-615-3200 extension 4063.

About REBEL 2013
The name REBEL was established in 2011 to mark the 175th anniversary of the failed Rebellion of 1837 and the national launch of National Youth Arts Week. REBEL 2013 is the City's signature youth arts event series presented as part of National Youth Arts Week and National Youth Week, both celebrated annually May 1 to 7. Deadline for event registration is March 1, 2013.

About Culture Division
The Culture Division was created in 2007 to foster growth and sustainability of culture in Mississauga. Through its policy development, services, programs and partnership initiatives, the Culture Division plays an integral role in the growth of the City for the 21st Century by preserving, supporting and enhancing the artistic and historic fabric of Mississauga.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.


Media Contact:
Baljit Seran
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053
TTY: 905-896-5151