One hundred and forty-three local artists and creators applied to the City of Windsor’s enhanced funding round for the Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF) grant program in response to COVID-19. Of these, sixty-eight applicants are receiving support for arts, culture and heritage projects that will be available online now through June 30, 2020.
Windsor City Council voted to release the ACHF COVID-19 Enhanced Funding Round to help support Windsor’s creative community during this difficult time. The funding requests totalled about $132,000. With $60,000 available in this round, the competition was high and the jury had to make extremely difficult decisions.
“Windsor has a proud history of investment in our arts, culture and heritage community,” said Mayor Dilkens. “One of the main goals of this enhanced funding round is to create shareable positive stories and experiences for our entire community to engage with over the coming months.”
The musicians, poets, storytellers, visual artists, filmmakers and dancers receiving funding are producing content that will be shared across social media and online platforms, and will be available for public streaming and downloading.
Through May and June 2020, Mayor Dilkens and the City of Windsor will share updates on livestreams and cultural engagement opportunities available to the community through these funded projects – all of which will use the #YQGStandsStrong hashtag to link them together online.
For more information + event updates: HERE
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May 1 - June 30