City of Windsor: Enhanced Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF)
The ACHF COVID-19 Enhanced Funding Round will be administered as follows:  ·         Available funding: $60,000 ·         Maximum funding per applicant: $1,000 ·         Minimum...

The ACHF COVID-19 Enhanced Funding Round will be administered as follows:

 ·         Available funding: $60,000

·         Maximum funding per applicant: $1,000

·         Minimum funding per applicant: $500

·         Who is eligible to apply: Local musicians, comedians, storytellers, dancers, singers, theatre artists, poets, filmmakers, visual artists, designers, and artisans (if you received ACHF funding in 2020 Round 1, you are still eligible to apply)

·         What projects are eligible: 45-60 minute live streams of performances including music/theatre/spoken word/poetry/storytelling, short films, visual art projects, and online classes/workshops/tutorials that all have a live component that allows them to be shared widely with the community; also non-live projects that can be accessed, downloaded, shared, etc. by residents virtually

·         Application phase: Applications will be accepted online only at www.achfwindsor.ca from Friday, April 17, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020

·         Public presentation phase: Works must be available/presented to the public between May 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020

·         Where will works be presented: Online, on streaming platforms and social media sites, and through partnership with the City of Windsor’s Cultural Affairs office; all using the #WindsorStaysCreative hashtag; non-live activities (i.e. downloadable arts resources) will be hosted on our ACHF web section

·         Who to contact for support:  Cathy Masterson, Manager of Cultural Affairs at cmasterson@citywindsor.ca


“Windsor has a proud history of investment in our arts, culture and heritage creative community,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens. “Now more than ever, as we struggle to remain connected while socially distant, our local artists need us as much as we need them. The results will be shareable positive stories and experiences for our entire community to engage with over the coming months.”


 Individuals and organizations are encouraged to apply online at www.achfwindsor.ca.




Additional support for the creative community during COVID-19

 

The City is encouraging residents to support our local creative community at this time. The Culture section of the City’s website includes Creative Community COVID-19 Resources linking local creatives with municipal, provincial and federal resources to help during this challenging time. Additionally, Mayor Dilkens expanded on the #YQGStandsStrong initiative to target community support towards our creative community by encouraging residents to:

·         participate in an online art class;

·         set up a commission with an artist;

·         donate the value of a show or experience ticket back to the artist or organization;

·         share resources, galleries and links to artists, and buy artwork online;

·         purchase gift cards for use with local artists/groups;

·         participate in live streams (concerts, exhibit openings, sing-alongs, poetry readings) that showcase the arts;
and share stories of our favourite artists, groups, spaces or experiences online.