Jurors Wanted for 2024 Funding Rounds of City of Windsor’s Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF) Grant Program

The City of Windsor is currently seeking would-be jurors for the 2024 funding rounds of the Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF) grant program. This funding stream awards project grants to individuals and cultural organizations to help stimulate creative and economic growth in Windsor. Next year, $118,000 will be awarded, with $59,000 available in each of two funding rounds. 2024 funding application dates are yet to be set.

Windsor residents who possess an aptitude for business; an eye for arts, culture and heritage; and a commitment to a vibrant cultural community are encouraged to apply to serve as volunteers on the ACHF jury to evaluate applications for next 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.

Online Application Process:

The ACHF Juror Application form is available entirely online with no requirement to print and mail documents. When you select the Juror Application link during intake phases, you will be redirected to the MyWindsor Portal and required to create a local account or use an existing Google account to proceed with your application.

About the ACHF Program:

Since 2014, the ACHF program has awarded $950,000 in grant funding to 436 individual 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.

Quotes:

“Nearly four hundred and fifty innovative projects have received $950,000 in funding through the ACHF grant program. This funding stream is one of the ways Council invests in a vibrant Windsor for all. The impact on artists and arts organizations continues to be significant, and I’m proud to see this fund continuing to make a difference. Helping administer this program takes time, passion and real commitment from the folks who step up to serve on the jury. But the rewards are great, providing a chance to help build our city up through art, culture and heritage.” - Mayor Drew Dilkens

“We remain very proud of the ACHF program, and grateful for Council’s ongoing support and investment in this important initiative that is one part of the overall investment in arts, culture and heritage in our community. Of course, we could not administer this program without our thorough, dedicated and caring volunteer jurors who play a crucial role in selecting projects that result in positive stories and experiences for the entire community. If you’ve ever considered supporting arts, culture and heritage in a truly unique and impactful way, please consider serving on this jury.” - Michelle Staadegaard, Manager of Culture and Events

Further details on the ACHF program are available at www.ACHFWindsor.ca online. To learn more about culture and heritage services at the City of Windsor, visit www.CityWindsor.ca or contact 311.

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