2019 Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund (ACHF) Announces Round 1 Recipients and Funded Projects
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2019 Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund (ACHF) Announces Round 1 Recipients and Funded Projects

Adjudication of the first funding round of 2019 for the Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF) grant program is now complete. The volunteer ACHF Jury adjudicated forty-two applications totaling approximately $180,000 in requested funding. This was the program’s second funding round to utilize our new electronic application system.

We are proud to announce that twenty-one of the projects were selected to receive ACHF funding in the total amount of $43,600.00. Since the launch of this program in 2014:

  • 396 applications have been submitted for funding
  • 201 individual projects have received funding
  • $479,600 has been awarded in project funding to local arts, culture and heritage initiatives

The City extends congratulations to the following 2019 Round 1 recipients:

Alysha Baker: $1,500. "Cupcake" Short Horror Film. Funds will support local actors, filmmakers, materials and rentals for production of a film.

Brianna DeSantis: $2,000. Argento's Double Bill of "A Waterbird Talk" and "Miss Havisham's Wedding Night." Funds will support artistic and administrative fees for a local opera production.

Melanie Janisse Barlow: $2,000. "Kalinka" Literary non-fiction book. Funds will support expenses associated with the writing of a novel by a local author, poet and artist.

Amy Lock: $2,500. Craft Corner at the Downtown Windsor Farmers' Market. Funds will support materials and activities at the creative arts area for the Downtown Windsor Farmers' Market 2019 Season.

Drouillard Place/Ford City Neighbourhood Renewal: $2,500. Ford City Alley Mural Project ART SPLASH! Funds will support the artist fees for the design and production of six alley murals throughout Ford City.

Life After Fifty: $2,500. "Our West End" Mural. Funds will support the artist fees for the design and production of a community mural celebrating the west end.

Alex Forman: $1,500. "Vampire Zombies from Space" short film. Funds will support pre-production design costs of a locally-created short genre film.

Windsor Feminist Theatre: $2,000. "Watching Glory Die". Funds will support artist fees connected to a local theatre production presented in Windsor with plans to eventually go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

TeaJai Travis: $3,500. "Born Enslaved: A Freedom Story." Funds will support artist fees for a local writer working on a novel tracing his heritage and the roots of his ancestors.

Eric Branget: $1,600. "Commedia Del'Arte Untitled Project." Funds will support material costs for a one-act play being developed on the genre of Commedia Del'Artre.

Sara Fontaine: $1,500. "The Fontaine's" Original Album. Funds will support the final recording, mixing and mastering of a studio album.

Dr. Krista Loughead: $2,000. Reframing Stain Glass with a Youthful Twist. Funds will support artist fees and materials for a visual art project pairing artists with arts mentors, and a public exhibition of newly created works.

Windsor Essex Youth Choir: $2,000. "J'appartiens: I Belong" Concert. Funds will support artist fees, rentals, materials and promotion of a concert series.

Dave Woodall/Delta Company: $1,000. "What if the Best of our Wages Be?" Funds will support restoration work of a historic mural.

Johnny West: $3,000. "Year of the Sleepwalk: And Other Stories." Funds will support artist and performer fees, as well as production costs for a music-based project with accompany video production.

Gemma Cunial: $1,500. "The Rabbit and the Snare" short film. Funds will support artist fees, production costs, and festival fees for a short film being locally produced.

Bike Windsor Essex: $2,000. "Explore Your City Bike Rides." Funds will support the development of an arts and heritage themed bike ride to explore neighbourhoods of Windsor.

Jay Raven: $2,500. "Akidoodem" Mural Project. Funds will support artist fees, materials, production, installation and publishing costs associated with a mural project in Windsor.

Brittni Brinn: $2,000. "Body and Gender Performance" Novel. Funds will support author fees and printing costs for the development of a novel.

MusicFest Windsor: $3,500. "MusicFest Windsor." Funds will support audio engineering and production fees for the 2019 instalment of the popular festival celebrating music in Windsor.

Justin Lafontaine: $1,000. "Stroll Windsor 2019." Funds will support production costs for the second year of a tourism initiative focused on the exploration of culture and heritage through Windsor neighbourhoods.

The ACHF jury was excited by the variety of applications received, and the strength of the projects themselves. They believe the projects selected for funding demonstrate a strong fit to the objectives and key priorities of the ACHF program. They were pleased to see some return applicants with exciting projects, and some first-time applications illustrating that the cultural community of Windsor is thriving and continually evolving.

The ACHF, approved by City Council, awards grants to individuals and cultural organizations to help stimulate creative and economic growth.

The second funding rounds in 2019 will accept electronic applications as follows:

  • Round 2: Applications accepted Monday, August 19, 2019 to Friday, September 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Each project could be funded to a maximum of $5,000. It is anticipated that there will be more applications submitted than any given funding round can support.

Further details on the program guidelines and objectives, application process, eligibility requirements, and current deadlines are available online at www.achfwindsor.ca.

To learn more about Cultural Affairs, call 311 or visit www.citywindsor.ca.

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