City of Windsor arts, culture and heritage opportunities
From time to time, the City of Windsor - through the Cultural Affairs Office - offers arts, culture and heritage opportunities in the form of public art calls, project funding, and opportunities to participate in the local creative community.
Current Calls include:
Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF) Grant Program
2019 Round 2 Application Phase: August 19, 2019 to September 30, 2019
The Application Phase of 2019 Round 1 of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund (ACHF) is now closed (February 1, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.). Thank you to all those individuals and organizations that submitted applications for project funding. We received 42 applications totalling $181,548.97 in requested funding. We are now in the ACHF Jury Adjudication Phase, which can take a little over a month to complete. We will be in touch with all applicants in the near future.
Next ACHF Funding Round: 2019 Round 2 Applications accepted from Monday, August 19, 2019 through to Friday, September 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
ACHF program information.
The City of Windsor's Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF) invests in the soul of our city by providing financial assistance to locally-developed arts, culture and heritage projects that provide exciting, surprising and meaningful opportunities to strengthen our creative community. This funding initiative supports the City of Windsor's priority to build a strong and stable creative community that contributes to a prosperous creative economy and to making Windsor an amazing place to live. Visit www.achfwindsor.ca for info on ACHF program guidelines, objectives and key priorities, eligibility requirements, consultation requirements, applications, current deadlines, final reports, past recipients and more. ACHF funding is administered through two funding rounds per year.
Calling All Young Artists
The City of Windsor and the International Relations Committee are inviting local children between 6 and 12 years of age to participate in our 3rd Annual Children’s Art Exhibition.
The theme for this year’s exhibition is "Why I love my City."
Drawings should be approximately 10”x16” and must be received no later than Friday, July 5, 2019.
Selected entries will be displayed in the lobby of 350 City Hall Square West from Monday, July 15 through Tuesday, July 23, 2019 along with art created by children in our twin cities, including Fujisawa, Japan; Gunsan, South Korea; Changchun, China; Lublin, Poland and Saltillo, Mexico. A selection of Windsor artwork will also be displayed in the city hall buildings of our twin cities.
Such important and unique projects connect international communities and allow for discussion about each city’s similarities and differences. The goal is to strengthen the City of Windsor’s connections with our twin cities through the inspiration and artwork of our community’s many creative children.
Please send or drop off drawings to:
350 City Hall Square West, Suite 220
Become a Pathway to Potential Broker: Offer Program Participants a 90% Discount to Increase Accessibility in Arts, Culture and Healthy Living
Through the City of Windsor's Pathway to Potential (P2P) Program, you have an opportunity to offer your program participants a 90% discount on their experience with you.
- Eligibility: Program eligibility is based on an annual income.
- Funding: Funding is limited and based on a first come first serve basis.
- Pay 10%: The registrant is responsible to pay 10% of the program cost at the time of registration.
Interested?: If you are interested in finding out if your arts, culture and healthy living programs can be a part of the City's P2P Family, and for additional information on P2P Sports, Arts, and Culture Brokerage Programs, please visit www.pathwaytopotential.ca, call 519-255-2489, or email email@example.com.
Pathway to Potential is funded by the City of Windsor and the County of Essex.
Street Space - Painted Crosswalks
is paving the way for painted crosswalks to be installed in various Windsor neighbourhoods to showcase, promote, and share creative work. Opportunities within Street Space
include increased community involvement; enhancement of the cultural experience for residents and visitors; and celebration of Windsor's arts, culture, and heritage. Helping you tell your story of Windsor
wall space: Community Art Gallery
Link to program information.
Current Application Deadlines:
- Spring / Summer 2017 - applications are still being accepted as space remains available.
- Fall / Winter 2017 - applications are due by Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The exhibits will be on display from September to February 2017.
wall space: Community Art Gallery is a pilot project administered through the City of Windsor's Cultural Affairs Office in partnership with City of Windsor Community Centres to help you tell your story of Windsor. The program seeks to establish community wall spaces in various City of Windsor neighbourhoods to showcase, promote and share creative work. Current participating locations include the Gino and Liz Marcus Community Complex (1168 Drouillard Road) and the South Windsor Recreation Complex (2555 Pulford). The program is open to all City of Windsor residents, and all visual mediums. Exhibitions can be by individual artists or by a group of artists. All applications are required to review the Terms and Conditions and complete the Artist Application form.
Windsor Culture Map - Community Stories
Link to program information.
As part of the Windsor Culture Map, we invite individuals, groups and organizations to submit Community Stories that help create Windsor's unique sense of place. City of Windsor Culture staff review the information submitted for accuracy and content prior to publication. Submissions require the following: 250 to 300 words (in English, but also in the writer's native tongue, if possible); 4 photographs (high quality, high resolution, copyright-free); and captions for each of the photographs. Submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: "Community Stories Submission". Submissions are accepted year-round.
Our Space Program
Link to program information.
Individuals, organizations, artists, performers, and cultural activities are encouraged to create an activity, event, performance or showcase within the Windsor Sculpture Park. The Cultural Affairs team will work with you to enhance our civic spaces, engage audiences and promote an appreciation for arts, culture and heritage in the City of Windsor. This program will enhance and transform our Windsor Sculpture Park through partnership projects that celebrate and explore identity, and develop community connections and sense of place through organizing creative opportunities. Proposals must be for an interactive activity and can feature two or three-dimensional work or digital media, such as video projects. They may offer participatory experiences or include performance components. All proposals will be considered by the Cultural Affairs team and selected based on the criteria stated in the proposal form. Connect, develop, and display with your friends, family and neighbourhoods in the Windsor Sculpture Park.
Stay tuned for future arts, culture and heritage opportunities.