Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund (ACHF)
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Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund (ACHF) 

Investing in the Soul of our City

Crowd enjoying an art exhibit

2018 Funding Round 2

The Application Phase of 2018 Round 2 of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund (ACHF) is now open (August 20, 2018 - September 21, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.). Please note all applications must be submitted electronically. Please refer to the ACHF Program Guidelines for more information. We thank all applicants for their participation.

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.

Public Meetings
  • Tuesday August 28, 2018 at 5:30pm at the Willistead Coach House
  • Thursday September 13, 2018 at 5:30pm at the Willistead Coach House

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 at culturalaffairs@citywindsor.ca.


Past projects funded through the Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund


Important Documents 

  • ACHF Application
  • ACHF Program Guidelines.
  • ACHF Application Important Update: Please note that as of August 2018, the ACHF Application will be accessible online only. The application will go live when the application round opens, and the link will be posted here. Applicants will have the ability to complete, attach supporting documents and materials, submit and receive confirmation of submission online. In this way, we are removing as many barriers as possible to this funding program.
  • ACHF Sample Project Budget. Please print, complete, and mail in. 

Mission   

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.