The Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency

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The Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency is a unique organization incubating under the City of Brampton focused on growing, celebrating, advocating for and connec​​ting the sector through the provision of a rang​e of programs, services and resources. We are a key partner in delivering the City’s ambitious vision for arts, culture and creative industries as articulated in the City’s strategic vision and Culture Master Plan.

Vision: A thriving, confident, and valued creative scene and cultural ecology is the heart of our prosperous mosaic city.

Mission: To incubate, advance, connect and advocate for Brampton’s arts, culture and creative industries.

Values: Passion and Ambition, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Service, Community and Collaboration, Excellence and Innovation, Optimism.

We are focused on providing programs and services in collaboration with inter and cross-sectoral partners in the areas of:

  1. Funding, finance and investment.
  2. Leadership, advocacy and innovation.
  3. Sector development and growth.

ACCIDA is a member of the Alliance of Arts Councils of Ontario (AACO).


2021 highlights include:

  • Nearly 500 artists participated in online events, programs, information sessions and workshops in 2021 with 96% of attendees gaining new insight and perspective from the events
  • $100k was awarded to 75 local artists, musicians and performers through the COVID-19 Recovery Fund for Artists 
  • Enhanced public art in the community through a range of mediums including murals in downtown Brampton, 38 artist and artisan booths and three major chalk-art installations at the Brampton Farmers’ Market, multiple digital exhibits in Garden square, a 3D virtual art gallery and much more
  • Engaged with nearly 200 artists and arts organizations through the Big Artist Space Survey to assess and begin to address the status of creative space across the city
  • Have ensured events and resources are free and accessible for all to attend and provided employment opportunities for local artists and arts workers

Read our full ACCIDA-2021-End-of-year-report.pdf2021 End of Year Report here.




ACCIDA Partners with Neighbourhood Arts Network to support newcomer artists

Neighbourhood Arts Network's Mentor in Residence program is now open to Brampton newcomer artists and arts workers.

Disability Arts in Brampton - Think Tank on September 15 Application

If you are a Deaf, Mad, and/or Disabled artist or arts & culture participant in Brampton, we and Tangled Art + Disability would love to hear from you! Please apply by September 9, 2022.

ACCIDA thrives in first year of operation

In its inaugural year, the City of Brampton’s Arts, Culture and Creative Industry Development Agency has made great strides at helping transform, support and nurture Brampton’s arts community.

Call for Assessor Nominations

We are looking for people who are plugged into the local arts and culture scene and are interested in giving back. We need your input to help select artists from our calls for submissions and to provide feedback on proposed programming.

Get in Touch - We want to hear from YOU!


Michael Vickers, Senior Program Lead, Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development

Nuvi Sidhu, Chair of the Advisory Panel, Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development

Katy Belshaw, Programming Coordinator, Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency

Gardenia Flores, Audience Development and Marketing Coordinator, Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency

Sumedha Mongia, Finance and Administration Assistant, Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development