Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund (ACHF)
Investing in the Soul of Our City
Important Update: 2016 Round 1 Closed
Thank you to all those individuals and organizations who submitted an ACHF Application for the first round of funding in 2016. 35 Applications were received, totaling $139,164.06 in requested funds. Best of luck to all those who applied. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
2016 Round 2 of Funding
Applications for the second funding round of 2016 will be accepted from Monday, August 22, 2016 to Friday, September 23, 2016 at 3:00PM.
Mandatory Consultation with Cultural Affairs staff
In order to be considered, applicants must consult with Cultural Affairs Staff prior to submitting a project for funding and before the application deadline. This helps ensure you meet the eligibility requirements before you work on an application. Consultation means a conversation, by email or phone, in which the applicant provides detailed information on their proposed project. This consultation does not mean a project will be recommended for funding.
To accommodate our applicants, the Cultural Affairs Staff will be available for consultation by email or phone:
The City of Windsor's Arts, Culture and 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.
Promote innovation and support new, dynamic efforts in the creative community;
Develop unique cultural resources to enhance the health and vitality of our communities and the quality of life for our people;
Encourage participants in the creative community to stay and continue to create and work in the City of Windsor;
Make arts, culture and heritage central to the lives of all our people;
Increase public awareness and access to the arts, culture and heritage sectors;
Celebrate diversity by recognizing our rich creative community; and
Value creativity by promoting and supporting arts, culture and heritage.
Increase Windsor's attractiveness, affordability, and quality of life;
Support the development of new audiences;
Increase the supply of skilled cultural workers;
Nurture creativity and imagination through arts, culture and heritage projects;
Encourage the inclusion of diverse cultural groups; and
Increase public access to the creative community.
You may download all of the required forms. Please see Related Links (right side of this page) for all necessary forms.