News release

City Launches 2022 Culture and Community Grant Programs

City services | August 24, 2021

Applications for the City’s 2022 Culture and Community Grant Programs are now open online. Not-for-profit arts, culture and community organizations requiring financial support for the 2022 calendar year are encouraged to apply. Organizations interested in applying are required to attend a virtual information session, unless that organization received funding from the City within the last two years. All grant applications must be submitted online at by Friday, October 15, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

“The City provides these grant programs to help strengthen and support our local arts, culture and community organizations,” said Jodi Robillos, Acting Commissioner, Community Services. “These organizations provide key programming and services that meet the needs of our residents and create a vibrant and welcoming community.”

There are application guidelines for each of the four grant programs:

Arts and Culture Grant Program

Grant funding for this program supports emerging and established not-for-profit, professional and community-based arts, culture and heritage organizations in Mississauga. This grant supports the development of exemplary arts and culture programs and services. These programs and services are intended to improve participation, understanding and an appreciation of arts, culture and heritage for residents of Mississauga.

Virtual Sessions Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 9 to 11 a.m. Register: please email with the date and time of the session you wish to attend.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Community Grant Program

This program assists local, not-for-profit community groups by providing multi-year, annual operating and project grants. The program aligns with the strategic priorities of the Recreation and Parks & Forestry and Environment Divisions.

Virtual Session Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from 2 to 3 p.m. Register: please email with the date and time of the session you wish to attend.

Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program

Cultural traditions and celebrations are important to Mississauga residents and visitors. Grant funding in this area supports cultural programming and helps event attendees enjoy clean and safe venues.

Virtual Sessions Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 6 to 8 p.m. Register: please email with the date and time of the session you wish to attend.
Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Culture Projects Grant Program

Each year, the Culture Projects Grant program is themed to align with subject matter that is current and community-based. This year’s project grant theme is Unifying Arts for Social Justice. Project grant applications will be considered for projects that focus on anti-racism/anti-hate efforts and community building within Mississauga.

The goal of this year’s theme for the Culture project grant is to provide funding that will engage the arts community and create works to increase awareness, promote education and take action to affect positive change. The City is encouraging arts and culture organizations and collectives to animate different areas of the city and provide safe environments for people to experience art. Examples of this can include intimate events, temporary public art, exhibitions, performances and/or other activations.

City Launches 2022 Culture and Community Grant Programs


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