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

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.

Ontario Council Arts Recommender

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. The application process is open for applications, 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.

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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300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1
(905) 896-5088

Admission

Free Admission | Donations Appreciated

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Gallery Hours

Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 10am – 5pm Thursday 10am-8pm
Weekends: 12pm – 4pm
Holidays: Closed

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