The City of Windsor is now accepting applications for the first of two 2023 funding rounds for the Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF) grant program. This funding stream awards project grants to deserving individuals and cultural organizations to help stimulate creative and economic growth in Windsor, contributing to a prosperous economy and to 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. This year, $118,000 will be awarded, with $59,000 available in each of two funding rounds. Since 2014, the ACHF program has awarded $832,000 in grant funding to 393 individual arts, culture and heritage projects in Windsor.
ACHF 2023 Round 1: Applications accepted from Monday, January 16, 2023 to Friday, February 3, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
The ACHF program is fully accessible through the online platform at www.ACHFWindsor.ca. The application link goes live when each application round opens. Applicants have the ability to complete the application, attach supporting documents and materials, and submit and receive confirmation of submission online. In order to be considered, applicants must be residents of the City of Windsor and consult with Culture staff prior to submitting a project for funding, and before the application deadline. Consultations are conducted via email, once application rounds open, and help ensure applicants and projects meet program eligibility requirements. Interested applicants should email firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation.
Zoom Public Information Session: To assist first-time ACHF applicants, a virtual public information session will be offered Monday, January 23, 2023, at 5:30p.m. During this session, a program coordinator will review the guidelines, key priorities and objectives, and the application and adjudication process. Attendance is not mandatory, and this session is intended for first-time applicants only. This session will require participants to use the Zoom meeting platform available via www.zoom.us/meetings. Those wishing to attend will need to RSVP to receive an event-specific link and password to facilitate participation. Please RSVP to culturalaffairs@citywindsor.
Further details on the ACHF program objectives, application process, eligibility requirements, consultations and current deadlines are available online at www.ACHFWindsor.ca.
To learn more about culture and heritage services at the City of Windsor, visit www.CityWindsor.ca or contact 311.