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Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund (ACHF) 

Investing in the Soul of Our CityCrowd enjoying an art exhibit

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.

Public Information Session 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016. 5:30PM
The Coach House at Willistead Park
 
This is an opportunity for those interested in applying to the fund to come out and learn about the program guidelines, key priorities, goals, objectives and previously funded projects. Cultural Affairs Staff will lead this session, and be available to answer questions. You do not have to register for this session in advance, and there is no fee. Please arrive promptly at 5:30 PM.

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:

Important Documents 


Mission   

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.  

Program Objectives

  • 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. 

Key Priorities

  • 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. 

Program Guidelines

Please view the ACHF Program Guidelines document for full details on: 
  • Eligibility - organizations, individuals, and projects.
  • Ineligible projects & expenditures.
  • Funding amounts.
  • Application - process and checklist.
  • Assessment and Decision Making - process.
  • Jury - selection, role, and conflict of interest.
  • Reporting - requirements and final post-project report.

You may download all of the required forms. Please see Related Links (right side of this page) for all necessary forms.