2021 Deadlines Set, and Jurors Wanted for Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF) Grant Program

The City of Windsor will be opening the first of two funding rounds and seeking would-be jurors for the eighth year of the Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF) grant program. This funding stream awards project grants to deserving individuals and cultural organizations to help stimulate creative and economic growth in Windsor. This year, $87,200 will be awarded, with $43,600 available in each of two funding rounds.

Call for 2021 ACHF Jurors

Windsor residents who possess an aptitude for business, an eye for art and a commitment to a vibrant cultural community are encouraged to apply to serve on the ACHF jury to evaluate applications this year. If you feel you have the qualities needed to help select winning entries, please apply today. This is a meaningful opportunity to spend a small amount of time and have a significant impact on our community. 

2021 Funding Rounds Set

Since 2014, the ACHF program has awarded $626,800 in grant funding to 310 arts, culture and heritage projects in Windsor. These projects assist in building a stronger creative community that contributes to a prosperous creative economy and to making Windsor an attractive and affordable place to live. Completion of funded projects often results in products, programs and initiatives being available for public engagement. From films to photography collections, novels to performances, exhibitions to virtual programs, the ACHF makes a difference in the community by supporting local, innovative and creative works.

  • ACHF 2021 Round 1: Applications accepted from Monday, March 1, 2021 to Friday, March 26, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.
  • ACHF 2021 Round 2: Applications accepted from Friday, July 2, 2021 to Friday, July 30, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.

“Windsor has a proud history of investment in our arts, culture and heritage community,” says Mayor Drew Dilkens. “As we continue to navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the ACHF remains a strong tool to help support local artists while keeping us connected in safe ways. The projects funded through this program result in positive stories and experiences for our entire community, growing and developing audiences while fostering a greater appreciation for arts, culture and heritage in Windsor.”

In order to be considered, applicants must consult with Culture department staff prior to submitting a project for funding, before the application deadline. Consultations are conducted via phone or email and will help ensure applicants and projects meet program eligibility requirements. Interested applicants should email culturalaffairs@citywindsor.ca for a consultation.

Zoom Public Information Session

To assist ACHF applicants, a virtual public information session will be offered Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., during which time program coordinators will review the guidelines, key priorities and objectives, and the application/adjudication process. Attendance is not mandatory. This session will require participants to use the Zoom meeting platform available via www.zoom.us/meetings.

Those wishing to attend will need to RSVP to receive an event-specific link and password to facilitate participation. Please RSVP to culturalaffairs@citywindsor.ca.

Further details on the program objectives, application process, eligibility requirements, consultations and current deadlines are available online at www.ACHFWindsor.ca. To learn more about culture and heritage services at the City of Windsor, visit www.CityWindsor.ca or contact 311.

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