News release

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

Local government | February 7, 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

Pillar Cultural Organizations Stream
Art Gallery of Mississauga
Mississauga Arts Council
Heritage Mississauga
Visual Arts Mississauga
Mississauga Symphony Orchestra
Living Arts Centre (LAC)
Established Organizations
Sampradaya Dance Creations
Chamber Music Society of Mississauga
Mississauga Choral Society
Sawitri Theatre Group
Youth Troopers for Global Awareness
Mississauga Children’s Choir
Mississauga Chinese Arts Organization
Mississauga Festival Youth Choir
Mississauga Festival Choir
Theatre Unlimited
Mississauga Potters Guild
Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble
Streetsville Historical Society
New and Emerging
Small Arms Society
Canadian Arabic Orchestra
Frog in Hand
Ink Movement
Culture Projects
Chamber Music Society – Live in the Gardens of Riverwood
Frog in Hand – Apprentices: Pilot Program
Hand Eye Society – Games on the Block
Mississauga Arts Council – Boxes and Banners Project Phase 2
Mississauga Writers Group – Creating and Printing Anthologies
Established Festivals
Southside Shuffle Blues and BBQ Festival
Mississauga Waterfront Festival
Bollywood Monster Mashup
Paint the Town Red Port Credit
Mosaic South Asian Heritage Festival



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