Mississauga Artists

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.

Expression of Interest Projects

Deadline: Friday April 23, 2021

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM CANADIAN INDIGENOUS ARTISTS: A WORLD THROUGH THE EYE
ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA

We announce an open call for submissions from Canadian Indigenous artists for A World Through the Eye, an exhibition that captures the vantage and viewpoints of the seen and the unseen worlds. From our everyday life observing people, nature and the lived environment to the unseen realms of the universe and beyond.  Looking at the world around us, through the eyes of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste, the eyes of the mind, of Mother Nature and the eyes of the spirit. First Nations, Inuit and Métis professional artists are invited to apply.

We welcome submissions from artists who broadly embrace or identify with the theme of diversity and inclusion and all related issues in their artistic practices and experiences including, but not limited to, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, and mental or physical abilities. The selected works will be presented in an exhibition from August 3, 2021 to September 30, 2021. The Gallery will provide an artist fee (as set out by CARFAC) to the selected artist(s).

We welcome submissions from all qualified applicants and encourage submissions from groups that are typically underrepresented in institutional spaces, including racialized and Indigenous individuals, LGBTQ2S+ identifying individuals, francophone individuals, and persons with disabilities. If you require any accommodations during the submissions process, please contact agm.connect@mississauga.ca.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Artists must be of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry
  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older
  • Artworks in all media accepted (for example: new media, customary, print, painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, textile)
  • Artists must confirm 100% copyright or permissions regarding the work, or any imagery used in the work submitted

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
All materials must be emailed to agm.connect@mississauga.ca with the subject line A World Through the Eye by Friday April 23, 2021. Notification of the results will be sent by May 14, 2021.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS
In a single document, emailed to agm.connect@mississauga.ca, with the subject line A World Through the Eye, please submit:

  1. A written statement describing the work that you propose for the exhibition as well as its significance to the theme (50-100 words). Works in-progress and concepts for works to be completed will also be considered.
  2. Up to 5 images of your work, including titles and dimensions of works. Provide sketches for works that have not yet been completed.
  3. An artist statement describing your practice, interests, and what the concept of diversity and inclusion means to you (up to 250 words).
  4. A CV that includes, at minimum, your education as well as any relevant exhibition, publication, and installation history.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery that was founded in 1987, opening its doors in the new Mississauga Civic Centre that same year. The AGM presents a changing calendar of contemporary, thought-provoking, engaging and accessible exhibitions featuring regional, national and international artists. We thrive alongside long-time partners and welcome new collaborators to always be presenting and encouraging those artists that are established, new and upcoming.

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is a guest upon the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This ancient land is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional homelands of the Anishinaabe, Wendat, and Haudenosaunee nations.

Exhibition Proposals

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 the curator agm.connect@mississauga.ca. Please send all proposals to this email address.
Only digital submissions are accepted. Proposals are reviewed twice yearly by the curatorial staff. If your application is short-listed, you will receive a response via email. Please note exhibitions are booked at least 2 years in advance.

Exhibition Proposal Guidelines

Floor Plan

Project Proposals

The AGM welcomes an active interest from individuals with broad cross-cultural perspectives and seeks out opportunities to engage migrant, Indigenous communities and visible minority groups to create synergies through art and culture.

The Gallery is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks out and welcomes cultural diversity. We are interested in hearing from exceptional people. Our recruitment and selection process is comprehensive and rigorous to ensure that all applicants receive fair, equitable and objective treatment.

Send your resumes and project proposals to agm.connect@mississauga.ca with the subject line Project Proposal for future consideration.

Curator 30 Minutes

Curator 30 Minute sessions deploy a conversational format for artists, writers and other cultural producers to meet and discuss their work, proposals, or grant writing feedback with a member of the AGM curatorial team within a 30 minute session. The event is free but due to limited space and strong interest in these appointments, please:

Register by emailing your contact information to agm.curatorial@mississauga.ca

Applicants will be contacted by email.

Past Expression of Interest Projects

February 2021

Following a competitive Selection Panel process, a fine craft professional will be asked to develop a project that contributes to the advancement and understanding of the fine crafts in Canada.

Ontario Arts Council

The Exhibition Assistance Grant assists visual artists, craft artists and media artists with costs directly related to presenting their work in confirmed, upcoming, public exhibitions. The application process considers OAC program priorities and criteria, and additionally 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.

To apply visit: Exhibition Assistance Recommender Information

All applications will be reviewed by the curatorial team. Successful artists will be contacted by the OAC.

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.

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Tuesday - Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturdays: 12pm – 4pm
Sunday, Monday & Holidays: Closed

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The Art Gallery of Mississauga is a guest upon the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This ancient land is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional homelands of the Anishinaabe, Wendat, and Haudenosaunee nations.