City of Windsor arts, culture and heritage opportunities
From time to time, the City of Windsor - through the Cultural Affairs Office - offers arts, culture and heritage opportunities in the form of public art calls, project funding, and opportunities to participate in the local creative community.
Current Calls include:
Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF) Grant Program
The City of Windsor's Arts, Culture & 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. Visit www.achfwindsor.ca for current deadlines; program guidelines; objectives and key priorities; eligibility requirements; consultation requirements; applications; current deadlines; final reports; past recipients and more. ACHF funding is administered through two funding rounds per year.
2020 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. These awards of merit have no monetary value. The award program is one component of the Municipal Cultural Master Plan approved by City Council in 2010 to strengthen and develop culture in the City. The awards include:
Mayor's Arts Awards: Artist - 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 Awards: Arts Organization - presented to an arts organization that demonstrates a clear commitment to creating, practicing and demonstrating art within the community.
Mayor's Arts Awards: Volunteer - presented to an individual that supports the arts by providing their own time and services without receiving payment for their volunteer work.
The awards will be presented on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the Capitol Theatre, in partnership with the Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA) 2020 awards and grants.
Become a Pathway to Potential Broker: Offer Program Participants a 90% Discount to Increase Accessibility in Arts, Culture and Healthy Living
Through the City of Windsor's Pathway to Potential (P2P) Program, you have an opportunity to offer your program participants a 90% discount on their experience with you.
- Eligibility: Program eligibility is based on an annual income.
- Funding: Funding is limited and based on a first come first serve basis.
- Pay 10%: The registrant is responsible to pay 10% of the program cost at the time of registration.
Interested?: If you are interested in finding out if your arts, culture and healthy living programs can be a part of the City's P2P Family, and for additional information on P2P Sports, Arts, and Culture Brokerage Programs, please visit www.pathwaytopotential.ca, call 519-255-2489, or email email@example.com.
Pathway to Potential is funded by the City of Windsor and the County of Essex.
Street Space - Painted Crosswalks
is paving the way for painted crosswalks to be installed in various Windsor neighbourhoods to showcase, promote, and share creative work. Opportunities within Street Space
include increased community involvement; enhancement of the cultural experience for residents and visitors; and celebration of Windsor's arts, culture, and heritage. Helping you tell your story of Windsor
wall space: Community Art Gallery
Link to program information.
Current Application Deadlines:
- Spring / Summer 2017 - applications are still being accepted as space remains available.
- Fall / Winter 2017 - applications are due by Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The exhibits will be on display from September to February 2017.
wall space: Community Art Gallery is a pilot project administered through the City of Windsor's Cultural Affairs Office in partnership with City of Windsor Community Centres to help you tell your story of Windsor. The program seeks to establish community wall spaces in various City of Windsor neighbourhoods to showcase, promote and share creative work. Current participating locations include the Gino and Liz Marcus Community Complex (1168 Drouillard Road) and the South Windsor Recreation Complex (2555 Pulford). The program is open to all City of Windsor residents, and all visual mediums. Exhibitions can be by individual artists or by a group of artists. All applications are required to review the Terms and Conditions and complete the Artist Application form.
Windsor Culture Map - Community Stories
Link to program information.
As part of the Windsor Culture Map, we invite individuals, groups and organizations to submit Community Stories that help create Windsor's unique sense of place. City of Windsor Culture staff review the information submitted for accuracy and content prior to publication. Submissions require the following: 250 to 300 words (in English, but also in the writer's native tongue, if possible); 4 photographs (high quality, high resolution, copyright-free); and captions for each of the photographs. Submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: "Community Stories Submission". Submissions are accepted year-round.
Our Space Program
Link to program information.
Individuals, organizations, artists, performers, and cultural activities are encouraged to create an activity, event, performance or showcase within the Windsor Sculpture Park. The Cultural Affairs team will work with you to enhance our civic spaces, engage audiences and promote an appreciation for arts, culture and heritage in the City of Windsor. This program will enhance and transform our Windsor Sculpture Park through partnership projects that celebrate and explore identity, and develop community connections and sense of place through organizing creative opportunities. Proposals must be for an interactive activity and can feature two or three-dimensional work or digital media, such as video projects. They may offer participatory experiences or include performance components. All proposals will be considered by the Cultural Affairs team and selected based on the criteria stated in the proposal form. Connect, develop, and display with your friends, family and neighbourhoods in the Windsor Sculpture Park.
2020 Windsor Centenarians
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens is calling all 2020 Windsor Centenarians! Our Centenarians are part of a generation that helped define our community and are living links to the rich and varied history of our city. To help capture and share their stories, our Mayor is asking residents to step forward if you or a loved one is celebrating the milestone of 100 years or greater in 2020. You have stories to tell. Please get in touch with the Mayor's office at email@example.com. Mayor Dilkens is looking forward to the opportunity to visit with some of these incredible people throughout this year to thank them for being part of Windsor’s Story.
Stay tuned for future arts, culture and heritage opportunities.