Commitment to Mississauga
A number of notable Canadian artists hail from Mississauga, and a significant emerging artist population exists in and around the 905 Peel region. In accordance with the AGM mandate, the gallery showcases the talent that originated here, and supports the potential talent currently being incubated.
The AGM defines a “Mississauga artist” as one who fulfills one of three conditions:
• The artist currently resides in Mississauga or the 905 region.
• The artist was born or raised in Mississauga, regardless of where they currently reside.
• The artist’s project demonstrates a strong connection to Mississauga, regardless of where the artist is from or where they currently reside.
Exhibition Proposal Guidelines
The AGM is committed to exhibiting work that advances critical enquiry and community connection to contemporary visual arts. The Gallery accepts proposals from artists working in all media, artist collectives, curators and arts and culture institutions.
Email all proposals to Kendra Ainsworth, Curator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send all proposals to this email address. Only digital submissions are accepted.
Proposals are reviewed twice yearly by the curatorial staff. You will receive a response via email. Please note: that Gallery exhibitions are booked at least 2 years in advance.
The AGM is now in its fourth year as Artist Recommender for Exhibition Assistance Grants! This grant assists visual artists, craft artists and media artists with costs directly related to presenting their work in confirmed, upcoming, public exhibitions.
We will be reviewing applications after the following two deadlines: September 4, 2016 and January 16, 2017.
In addition to the OAC program priorities and criteria, we consider the following in our grant decision-making:
• Support artists who live and work in the 905/Peel region, in particular Mississauga.
• Work that demonstrates critical engagement with contemporary practice.
• Exhibition opportunities that could be characterized as important for the development of the artist’s career.
• No Toronto artists will be funded through this program.
Applications sent by email preferred. Email to Laura Carusi, Curatorial and Collections Coordinator at email@example.com with the subject line “OAC Exhibition Assistance / Your Name”
CURATOR 30 MIN. FRIDAYS
Curator 30 Minute Discussions
Curator 30 Minute Fridays occur on a Friday every three months. The goal is to build a series of social networks and support mechanisms with the local community. The sessions deploy a conversational format for artists, writers and other cultural producers to meet and discuss their work, proposals, or grant writing feedback within a 30 minute session.
Due to limited space and strong interest in these appointments, applications will be pre-selected.
Visit our events page for updates on the next Curator 30 Minute Friday session.
XIT-RM | EMERGING ARTIST SPACE
The XIT-RM is a project space dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging artists in the GTA and Mississauga region. Six artists are selected annually by the gallery’s curatorial team to exhibit work that honours the mission and mandate of the AGM, with an emphasis on contemporary art and critical engagement.
Thanks to generous funding provided by the RBC Foundation, each exhibition features its own opening and is accompanied by a published catalogue with a curatorial essay.