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Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund (ACHF) 

Investing in the Soul of our City

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2018 Funding Round 1

The Application Phase of 2018 Round 1 of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund (ACHF) is now closed (March 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.). Thank you to all those individuals and organizations that submitted applications for project funding. We received 43 applications totaling $173,855.46 in requested funding. The approximate value of the projects seeking funding is $585,000. We are now in the ACHF Jury Adjudication Phase, and will be in touch with all applicants in the near future. 

Upcoming ACHF Funding Rounds:

  • 2018 Round 2: Applications accepted from Monday, August 20, 2018 to Friday, September 21, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
  • 2019 Round 1: Applications accepted from Monday, January 14, 2019 to Friday, February 1, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
  • 2019 Round 2: Applications accepted from Monday, August 19, 2019 to Friday, September 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

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:

Past projects funded through the Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund

Important Documents 


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.