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VAM's Creative Residency (VCR) is an opportunity for emerging youth artists in Mississauga to participate in an 8 month production, exhibition and mentorship program with a focus on collaboration, education and professional development.


Residents are invited to access Visual Arts Mississauga's art centre to develop their skills in exhibition, education and engagement. This program will invite established arts industry mentors to provide a network and constructive feedback on the residents' artistic practices and goals.

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Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood – Where Mississauga Creates! 

Visual Arts Mississauga extends a warm invitation to all. Come and be a part of the healing and co-operative arts community. We have a diverse and interesting group of people who have discovered their hidden talents and enjoyment through art. We know that art has an important role in helping people through particularly difficult times. Founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1978, Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is a not-for-profit charitable arts organization. As one of Mississauga’s six pillar arts and culture organizations and its premier visual art centre, VAM concentrates its efforts on three areas of excellence: Art Education, Art Exhibition and Community Engagement.

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