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.
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2022 Round 1: Applications accepted from January 17 to February 4, 2022.
Applications will be available at www.achfwindsor.ca.
Public Information Session for FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS: To assist first-time ACHF applicants, virtual public information sessions will be offered on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. During these sessions, program coordinators will review the guidelines, key priorities and objectives, and the application and adjudication process. Attendance is not mandatory, and these sessions are intended for first-time applicants only. Sessions will require participants to use the Zoom meeting platform available via www.zoom.us/meetings.
As part of the City of Windsor’s 2022 budget, City Council approved a funding increase to the ACHF. Beginning this year, $118,000 in annual funding will be awarded, with $59,000 available in each of two funding rounds. That represents an increase of $30,800 to the program going forward. Since 2014, the ACHF program has awarded $714,000 in grant funding, through 16 funding rounds, to 347 arts, culture and heritage projects in the City of Windsor. To date, 253 individuals and 94 organizations have received project funding. This funding stream awards project grants to deserving individuals and cultural organizations to help stimulate creative and economic growth in Windsor, thereby contributing to a prosperous economy and towards making Windsor an attractive and affordable place to live. Completion of funded projects often results in assets, products, programs and initiatives being available for public engagement. From films to photography collections, novels to performances, exhibitions to virtual programs, the ACHF makes a difference in the community by supporting local, innovative and creative works. www.achfwindsor.ca.