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Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund (ACHF) 

Investing in the Soul of our City

Crowd enjoying an art exhibit

2017 Funding Round 2

The Application Phase of 2017 Round 2 of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund (ACHF) is now closed (September 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.). Thank you to all those individuals and organizations that submitted applications for project funding. We received 29 applications totaling $124,701.17 in requested funding. The value of the projects seeking funding is $380,037.59.

Upcoming ACHF Funding Rounds:

  • 2018 Round 1: Applications accepted from Monday, February 19, 2018 to Friday, March 16, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
  • 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, February 18, 2019 to Friday, March 15, 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.

Information sessions

For each Funding Round, the Cultural Affairs team will host a Public Information Session during the Application intake time period, for individuals and organizations to come and learn more about the process of applying for funding.

  • Check back for further updates on available ACHF Information Sessions.

2018 Jurors wanted

The City of Windsor is looking for would-be jurors who possess a brain for business, an eye for art, and a heart for a cultural community. Juror Applications are being accepted now for the exciting fifth year of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund (ACHF) grant program initiative that awards project grants to deserving individuals and cultural organizations to help stimulate creative and economic growth in Windsor.

If you feel you have the qualities needed to help select winning entries, please apply today. The deadline to apply to be a juror is Thursday, December 7, 2017 at noon. This is a terrific opportunity to spend a small amount of time to make a big difference in our community. The Juror application form can be found on this page under Related Links.


Past projects funded through the Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund


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:

Important Documents 


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.