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Call for BIPOC Creatives: Museum Exhibition Project

Project overview

The Museums of Mississauga welcomes local creatives who identify as Black, Indigenous or Person(s) of Colour to develop a history or heritage-themed exhibition project that engages with the community and centres the voices of peoples historically silenced in colonial spaces.

This initiative is part of the ongoing commitment to confront the legacy of museums and cultural institutions as traditionally white, colonial spaces with Eurocentric curatorial practices. We are listening to feedback that tells us that City spaces can be unwelcoming, unsafe and hostile environments that do not reflect diverse experiences. By sharing history, culture and art, that reflects the community as well as hiring and working with BIPOC artists and cultural workers, we hope to begin to take steps towards addressing systemic racism and building awareness of racism issues within our areas of influence. We are striving to create welcoming and inclusive facilities that reflect the diversity of our entire community in all of our programming 365 days a year.

Submissions

Submissions will be open via the application form from August 22 – October 30, 2022, with judging completed in November, selected applicants notified in December 2022, and the project reveal occurring in 2023. Learn more about the opportunity.

Additional elements

Project Information Session

  • Wednesday, September 21: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Tickets available via Eventbrite on August 22. Session hosted via Webex.

During this information session, Museum staff will answer questions about the application process, our venues, the project goals and more!

Bradley Museum Open House

  • Tuesday, September 27: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., hourly bookings
  • Wednesday, September 28: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m, hourly bookings
  • Thursday, September 29: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., hourly bookings

Tickets available via Eventbrite on August 22.

Make a one-hour appointment with Museum staff to tour the Bradley Museum spaces and find out more about the application process.

Benares Historic House Open House

  • Tuesday, October 4: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., hourly bookings
  • Wednesday, October 5: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., hourly bookings
  • Thursday, October 6: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., hourly bookings

Tickets available via Eventbrite on August 22.

Make a one-hour appointment with Museum staff to tour the Benares Historic House spaces and find out more about the application process.