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Call for Youth Artists! Mississauga Welcomes New Public Art Collaboration

Entertainment and activities | December 6, 2021

For the third year, the City of Mississauga is pleased to announce its Parks, Forestry and Environment x Public Art Collaboration. This iteration of the temporary public art program is taking place along the Malton Greenway featuring art that addresses environmental issues and creating opportunities for Mississauga youth.

SHEEEP, the lead artist of the collaboration, will create a performance-based, community-engaged temporary public art project that speaks to climate change, the importance of technology and greenspaces in urban settings. It includes components that are responsive to the area – such as sounds of a nearby creek and a thermometer showing the humidity of the park.

“I’m thankful that Malton has been selected to showcase this art installation highlighting a very important topic,” said Carolyn Parrish, Ward 5 Councillor. “This exciting project allows us the unique opportunity to connect with one another through art, casts a spotlight on global environmental issues and provides wonderful opportunities for our youth; all while providing great visibility to our community. I encourage all our Mississauga youth, especially those in the Malton area, to put forward applications for these opportunities.”

Two paid mentorship opportunities are available for Malton youth ages 16 to 29 interested in photography and videography. Applications will be open until January 10, 2022. Successful candidates will be involved in the project alongside the lead artist, SHEEEP.

“This project addresses key priorities for us by engaging youth in making great public spaces while raising awareness of important issues like climate change,” said Paul Damaso, Director, Arts & Culture. “We’re excited to work with SHEEEP, and our local youth artists, on this terrific project.”

It is anticipated that the artwork will be on display in the Malton Greenway in spring 2022.

To apply for the youth photography and videography positions, visit the submissions page and to learn more about this collaboration, visit sheeep.studio/Mobilizer-3-0.

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