#YQGStandStrong #GivingTuesdayNow #BeTheAudience micro-grant of $75 for groceries, and other essentials for artists
What made your life worth living when you were healthy, apart from friends and family? Art is how we express our humanity, in all of its dimensions. Through art, we descend to the depths of our human nature, rise to the heights and everything in between. Theater, music, dance, festivals, galleries—all have had to cancel shows, all are hurting. Donations, gift certificates, ticketed online events. Without an audience there is, eventually, no art. You can be that audience.
by Margaret Atwood
The current COVID-19 pandemic has the world facing unparalleled financial and social challenges. We are here to help meet the needs of our community of artists in Windsor-Essex. Artists of all career levels and disciplines are working to overcome the barriers created through these times of necessary collective social distancing.
ACWR recognizes this is a difficult time and if it is within your means, we encourage you to contribute what you can to help ensure no one is left behind as we prepare for a better future. Please consider donating to the Windsor-Essex Artist Micro-Grant.
Info for Artists:
This is a Micro-grant of $75 for groceries, and other essentials for artists and student members. Artists of any discipline can request a one time grant of $75 for groceries and any essentials. Additionally, this fund is available to all ACWR members, including student members from the School of Creative Arts and St. Clair College.
Grants will be given on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds raised are exhausted.
All identities will be kept in strictest confidence.
This grant is now oversubscribed. Applicants will be put on a waitlist. ACWR is actively seeking donors.
Artists Apply Here
How to Donate:
ACWR is a registered charity. We will be accepting online donations on our Canada Helps page Here. This is a micro-grant of $75 for groceries, and other essentials for artists and student members.
Charitable receipt will be issued from Canada Helps
Charitable Registration Number: # 118790708RR0001
What is #GivingTuesdayNow?
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
The global day of action will rally people around the world to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen communities at the grassroots level. We invite all Canadians to join us in demonstrating the power of kindness and generosity.
Arts Council Windsor & Region recognizes this is a difficult time and if it is within your means, we encourage you to contribute to your community, through volunteer work, or a donation. Find your favorite charity on Canada Helps
The Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR) will strive to enhance the economic and social well-being of the community by:
- Strengthening the arts through leadership, education, advocacy and promotion;
- Creating and expanding opportunities for diverse activities that connect the community through participation in the arts
- Enrich the quality of life in our region by increasing awareness of the arts and its value.