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Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund (ACHF) 

Investing in the Soul of Our CityCrowd enjoying an art exhibit

Important Update: 2016 Round 2 Closed

29 applications totaling $116,412.46 were received and adjudicated by our Jury for the second round of funding in 2016. We are thrilled to announce that 15 of those projects have received ACHF funding. We extend our congratulations to all those selected for funding, and our thanks to all those who applied.
 
ACHF Funded Projects - 2016 Round 2.
 
Past projects funded through the Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund
2015 - Round 2
2015 - Round 1
2014 - Round 2
2014 - Round 1

2017 Jury Selection - Closed

Thank you to all those who applied to be part of the 2017 ACHF jury. The application process is now closed (November 10, 2016 - noon).


2017 Funding Round

  • Round 1: Applications accepted from Monday, February 20, 2017 to Friday, March 17, 2017 at 3:00PM.
  • Round 2: Applications accepted from Monday, August 21, 2017 to Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3:00PM.

Information sessions

For each Funding Round, the Cultural Affairs team will host a Public Information Session during the Application intake time period, for individuals and organizations to come and learn more about the process of applying for funding.

2017 Round 1 Public Information session: Wednesday February 22 2017 at 5:30PM. Coach House at Willistead Manor, 1899 Niagara Street.  


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.