The New Youth Council Online Showcase and Art Fair

The New Youth Council Online Showcase and Art Fair

Calling youth artists in Mississauga!

Calling youth artists in Mississauga! The New Youth Council wants to showcase you and your artwork with the help of the City of Mississauga's Culture Division. This is an opportunity to get professional recognition, have your art promoted to a wide audience and make connections to other young creative people in the city. There is no fee to apply and no charge to participate. Interested artists must submit an application and a minimum of 5 images of their artwork for review by April 12, 2021. Successful applicants whose work is selected for The New Youth Council Online Showcase and Art Fair will be notified by April 19, 2021.

The New Youth Council Online Showcase will be a virtual exhibit featuring works of art made by Mississauga youth artists. The Showcase will include information about each artist, their artwork, and how to connect to the artist via their website and social media channels.

Pending the status of Provincial and Regional Public Health Safety Measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a one-day Art Fair will be held at the Small Arms Inspection Building in May in addition to the Online Showcase. Successful applicants will be invited to display and sell their art at individual booths.

TNYC is hosting a Virtual Information Night on March 22 to share more information about the online showcase and art fair, give you tips on how to put together a successful application, and answer any questions you have. Click Here to reserve your spot on Eventbrite.

The New Youth Council (TNYC) is a volunteer group of Mississauga students supporting the work of the Museums of Mississauga within the Culture Division at the City of Mississauga. TNYC is passionate about art, culture and heritage and works to provide local youth with access to education, leadership and career development opportunities in the creative sector.

Deadline to apply: Monday April 12, 2021 by 11:00pm

For more information, please contact TNYC Staff Supervisor, Elizabeth Underhill by email at

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Application Guidelines

Who can apply:

  • Mississauga youth between the ages of 14 and 24 from a wide range of artistic disciplines who are serious about making and showing their art.

Art means anything unique and creative that you have made, like drawings, paintings, comics, illustration, zines, multiples, buttons, embroidery, pottery, sculpture, film, video, digital art, gifs, performance, textiles, mixed media, collage, crochet, knitting, fashion, hair and makeup, jewelry, prints, posters, books, etc.

What you get:

  • All submitted artwork is professionally reviewed by your peers and City of Mississauga staff.
  • If selected, you and your art will be showcased on starting May 1, 2021.
  • If Public Health Safety Measures allow, the first inaugural TNYC Art Fair will be held at the Small Arms Inspection Building for one day in May 2021. Selected applicants will get to show and sell their work at the Fair.
  • Artists will receive promotional support from the Culture Division for the TNYC Online Showcase and Art Fair.
  • TNYC and City of Mississauga staff will provide set-up and take-down assistance for each artist.
  • Each artist will be provided with a table and two chairs to set up and show their work.
  • Artists are responsible for transporting their work to and from the Fair, and are encouraged to bring any additional supplies they need to create their displays, such as tablecloths, stands, signage, etc.

What else we need from you:

  • A completed application form.
  • A minimum of 5 high resolution, good quality images of your art that exemplify what you want to showcase online and at the art fair.
  • Participants under the age of 18 who are selected will require parent/guardian permission to participate.

How we can help:

How will you know if your artwork has been selected?

  • All successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by TNYC on April 12 by email.
  • If requested, TNYC is committed to providing helpful feedback to artists whose applications are not accepted.

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 11:00pm
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