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Mississauga Culture and the Living Arts Centre's #ArtsAtHome campaign is dedicated to curating relevant resources and engaging activities that support our creative communities and industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On this website, you'll find handy links to artist and industry assistance programs, local networks for live streaming entertainment, curated playlists, artist interviews and more. We'll also be sharing various creative tutorials and activities from our Mississauga community groups and Museums for all ages and abilities to try. Be sure to check back often and follow us on social media @livingartsctr for the latest in creative news and content.

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Streaming the Arts:

MusicTogether.ca - Go to a concert without leaving home. Support Ontario musicians by tuning into live performances daily on MusicTogether.ca.

More links and resources coming soon.


Things to check out:

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#ThrowbackThursday LAC Spotify Playlist

Posted: May 21, 2020

Check out the brand new Living Arts Centre @Spotify playlist, featuring musicians from our 2019-20 season! #ThrowbackThursday #ArtsAtHome

Click here to listen!


Mississauga Music Playlist

Posted: May 12, 2020

Support Mississauga’s local musicians from home - this #TryItTuesday, check out Mississauga Music’s playlist on Spotify and listen to something new! #ArtsAtHome


Click Here to Listen!

Community Partner: Pablo Dassen - Humble Badger Podcast - Artist Interviews

Posted: May 11, 2020

Pablo Dassen, a long-time partner of the LAC, interviews local artists in The Humble Badger Podcast. Listen to his interview with Shalini Maria, who charmed our Open Mic LIVE audience with her sweet songs and funny puns this past season. Listen on YouTube:


Mississauga Symphony Orchestra

Posted: May 7, 2020

Have you listened to @MSymph's second song of the week? Enjoy beautiful music while staying safe at home #ArtsAtHome.

Today is the birthday of the great Russian composer, Tchaikovsky. Celebrate with his Symphony No. 4, performed by the Mariinsky Orchestra and conducted by Valery Gergiev.


Filmed-in-Mississauga Collection

Posted: May 1, 2020

We’ve curated some must-watch movies and TV series from our Filmed-in-Mississauga Collection to keep you entertained all week long! What will you watch next?



TheaterWorksUSA (part of 19-20 season) Stage Reading

Posted: May 1, 2020

Did you see Dog Man: The Musical back in February? TheaterWorksUSA proves that theatre works anywhere - watch this reading of their theatre adaption of ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ now: 


Community Partner: Pablo Dassen (Interviews with Artists)

Posted: April 29, 2020

Pablo Dassen, a long-time partner of the LAC, interviews local artists in The Humble Badger Podcast. Listen to his interview with Elisa Malatesta, who has performed at the LAC at Open Mic LIVE and The Best of Open Mic! Listen on YouTube:


Catapult Shadow Activity

Posted: April 24, 2020

Luke McMaster's new album

We were so looking forward to Catapult, finalists from America’s Got Talent, coming to the LAC. These shadow dancers have created an at-home shadow activity for families to try out together! Click here to Watch.


Luke McMaster

Posted: April 22, 2020

Luke McMaster's new album Did you see Luke McMaster @lukemcmaster at the LAC back in January? If you’re craving his tunes, check out his latest album and single!


Arlene MusicTogether ON

Posted: April 21, 2020

Luke McMaster's new album

Arlene will be performing her originals and chatting with you on Instagram TONIGHT at 5 pm EDT, brought to you by MusicTogetherON, Shopify, Arts & Crafts, and Ontario Live via Ontario Creates! 

To watch, download the app on your phone and follow her music account here: https://www.instagram.com/arleneofficialmusic/


Mississauga Symphony Orchestra

Posted: April 21, 2020

The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director and Conductor, Maestro Denis Mastromonaco, shares his favourite symphonic works.

Video:


Tags: 

#ArtsAtHome

@MSymph (Twitter)

@mississaugasymphony (Facebook + Instagram)


Mixed Media Birds

Posted: May 19, 2020

We have a super fun craft for #TryItTuesday using materials you can find in your own home! Create your own ‘Mixed Media Birds’ and don’t forget to share your artwork and tag us! #ArtsAtHome

Click here to download the PDF


Resident Artist Spotlight: (Marie Kim)

Posted: May 16, 2020

#SpotlightSaturday: MIHYUN MARIE KIM is co-founder of an artist collective project, MODS[tag instagram], created to connect and build dialogue amongst local artists in Barcelona, and now expanded to Leipzig. Her works have been shown in Toronto, Montreal, Barcelona, Seville, Paris, Leipzig & Venice, with collaborative mural paintings left in cities of Mongolia, Kenya & Brazil.


Tags:

#ArtsAtHome #SaturdaySpotlight
Instagram:
@singmariamaria
@mods.sm
www.mihyunmariakim.com


Drawing Prompt #1: Draw from a Shadow

Posted: May 15, 2020



#FreestyleFriday - Grab those pens, pencils, or paintbrushes and share artwork based on our drawing prompt! Today’s prompt: Draw from a shadow ✏️. Don’t forget to tag us in your #ArtsAtHome creations!


Papier-mâché Donut

Posted: May 5, 2020

Recommended for ages 8-12.

This #TryItTuesday, our instructors put together a fun Papier Mache Donut craft for you to make at home! Use the video for reference, and click here for instructions. We love seeing your creations! Share your artwork and tag us! #ArtsAtHome



Still Life Watercolour Painting

Posted: May 1, 2020

Recommended for ages 8-12.

Create a colourful still life watercolour painting inspired by plants! Use our video for reference and click here for full instructions.

Share photos of your paintings & tag us!


At-home Playdough Recipe

Posted: April 28, 2020

Luke McMaster's new album It’s #TryItTuesday, so we’re sharing Research Parent’s Homemade Play Dough Recipe with your kids (recommended for ages 4-7)! Share your creations, and don’t forget to tag us! Click here for instructions: Download here.

Writing Prompts

Posted: May 21, 2020


Writing Prompts

Posted: May 6, 2020

On #WriteItWednesday, use our prompt as inspiration to write a story and transform (or completely change) the prompts as you wish! You have all the creative freedom, so let your imagination guide you! Submit your stories to submissions.livingarts@gmail.com or share on social media and tag us!


Mixed Media Birds

Posted: May 19, 2020

Recommended for ages 8-12.

We have a super fun craft for #TryItTuesday using materials you can find in your own home! Create your own ‘Mixed Media Birds’ and don’t forget to share your artwork and tag us! #ArtsAtHome

Click here to download the PDF


Drawing Prompt #1: Draw from a Shadow

Posted: May 15, 2020



#FreestyleFriday - Grab those pens, pencils, or paintbrushes and share artwork based on our drawing prompt! Today’s prompt: Draw from a shadow ✏️. Don’t forget to tag us in your #ArtsAtHome creations!


Papier-mâché Donut

Posted: May 5, 2020

Recommended for ages 8-12.

This #TryItTuesday, our instructors put together a fun Papier Mache Donut craft for you to make at home! Use the video for reference, and click here for instructions. We love seeing your creations! Share your artwork and tag us! #ArtsAtHome



Still Life Watercolour Painting

Posted: May 1, 2020

Recommended for ages 8-12.

Create a colourful still life watercolour painting inspired by plants! Use our video for reference and click here for full instructions.

Share photos of your paintings & tag us!


TheaterWorksUSA (part of 19-20 season) Stage Reading

Posted: May 1, 2020

Did you see Dog Man: The Musical back in February? TheaterWorksUSA proves that theatre works anywhere - watch this reading of their theatre adaption of ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ now: 


At-home Playdough Recipe

Posted: April 28, 2020

Luke McMaster's new album It’s #TryItTuesday, so we’re sharing Research Parent’s Homemade Play Dough Recipe with your kids (recommended for ages 4-7)! Share your creations, and don’t forget to tag us! Click here for instructions: Download here.

Catapult Shadow Activity

Posted: April 24, 2020

Luke McMaster's new album

We were so looking forward to Catapult, finalists from America’s Got Talent, coming to the LAC. These shadow dancers have created an at-home shadow activity for families to try out together! Click here to Watch.


Recycled Birdhouse Instructions - Celebrate Earth Day 2020 by making your own birdhouse out of recycled materials. You can make a birdhouse from an old pop bottle or milk carton, & decorate it using paint, paper & or stickers.


Digital Originals

Posted: May 6, 2020

Canada Council for the Arts and CBC Radio are launching Digital Originals, an initiative to help artists, arts groups and organizations pivot their work for online sharing. This grant application opens mid-May to June 15, 2020. Learn more: https://canadacouncil.ca/initiatives/digital-originals


Rise Up Mississauga – Concert of Hope

Posted: May 6, 2020

Come together with 25 incredible Mississauga artists for #RiseUpMississauga - Concert of Hope on Friday, May 8th. Tune into Facebook Page this Friday night at 7pm for the free virtual concert! https://www.facebook.com/missartscouncil/


MusicTogether.ca - This platform helps support working Ontario musicians during the COVID-19 crisis through paid home concerts and e-commerce tools. Donations from supporters are also being accepted and go straight to musicians.

Canada Media Fund (CMF) - The CMF has launched a new resource hub that provides Canada's screen-based industry with access to updated COVID-19 assistance programs and relevant industry news.