Award Nominations & Grant Applications for Windsor Endowment for the Arts and Mayor's Arts Awards
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Call for Award Nominations & Grant Applications for Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA) and Mayor’s Arts Awards

The Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA) and the City of Windsor are working together once again to present community arts awards and grants in 2020.

The deadline to submit is midnight of Tuesday, March 31, 2020 for all award nominations and grant applications. 

The WEA Award Nominations and Grant Applications:

WEA will distribute 11 cash grants and present 4 honorary awards supporting arts and culture in Windsor-Essex.

For the 2020 art leadership awards and art grants, WEA is offering an online application/nomination platform. Please visit to read the eligibility criteria and the list of documents required.

The Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards:

The Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards celebrate the individuals and organizations that develop and promote the “Soul of our City” by recognizing those who support locally developed arts—providing exciting, surprising and meaningful opportunities to strengthen our creative community.

Mayor Drew Dilkens will present 3 awards of merit in 2020.

  • Mayor’s Arts Award Artist is presented to an individual artist engaged in a broad spectrum of activities having to do with creating, practicing or demonstrating art (art is broadly conceived to include all genres within the following disciplines: performance, visual, literary, media/new media, and design).
  • Mayor’s Arts Award Arts Organization is presented to an arts organization that demonstrates a clear commitment to creating, practicing and demonstrating art within the community.
  • Mayor’s Arts Award Volunteer is presented to an individual who supports the arts by providing their own time and services without receiving payment for their work.

Nominees for the Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards may be self-nominated or nominated by a peer. All details, including the downloadable application are available at Hard copy applications/submissions are required for the Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards. 

Celebrating the Arts in 2020:

“Since its launch in 2010, WEA’s Awards and Grants program has honoured and funded creative projects from a diverse range of homegrown talent from Windsor-Essex,” says WEA President Stephanie Barnhard. “We are proud to be able to continue the program into this new decade and beyond.”

“Art changes lives,” says Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “I am pleased to partner with WEA once again to present the Mayor’s Arts Awards alongside the WEAs. These programs provide an opportunity to support, encourage and recognize our local artists by showing how much we appreciate, value, respect, and need them to help our community continue to thrive.”

The 2020 WEA awards and grants, along with the Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards will be presented Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the Capitol Theatre—in honour of the theatre’s 100th anniversary. Ticket information will be available in the coming months.

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