Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Arts Council Windsor and Region?

The Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR) is a non-profit organization that serves all disciplines of individual artists, arts organizations and non-arts partners in promoting, developing and realizing creative activity.

What is ArtSpeak Gallery?

Located at 1942 Wyandotte St E in Windsor the Artspeak Gallery has been a feature of the Walkerville area for over 20 years. Artspeak Gallery is a non-juried rental space for all artists to exhibit their work, host poetry readings, lectures, concerts, film screenings and more. The Artspeak Gallery is organized and managed by the Arts Council Windsor and Region (ACWR).

Where is the ACWR located?

The ACWR and ArtSpeak Gallery are located at 1942 Wyandotte St E in Windsor, Ontario Canada. Parking is available behind our building accessible off of Kildare Rd, or street parking is available both metered and not metered.

How can I have my arts event included in the Arts Notes or on the community calendar?

Our Arts Notes and Community Calendar are updated on a weekly basis. Please submit your information for you upcoming arts activity HERE. If you have any questions please email assistant@acwr.net. Deadline to be included in the weekly Arts Notes e-blast is every MONDAY 5pm for distribution every Wednesday.

What’s going on in the arts TODAY?

Visit our Community Events Calendar to see up-to-date info on events and programs in arts. Sign up for the Arts Notes e-newsletter today to receive a weekly update on arts events, opportunities, and news.

I am an artist – how do I get involved?

Become a member! ACWR members receive all kinds of benefits and have access to a number of useful resources. Sign up for the Arts Notes newsletter to receive a weekly update on arts events and opportunities. You can get involved by volunteering, participating and spreading the word about all the arts goings-on in Windsor Essex.

I am an artist looking for space (studio space, performance space, live/work space).

Our job is to connect artists to opportunities. Give us a call or drop by the office to find out about what is available for spaces in the Windsor Essex area.

I am looking for a learning opportunity.

The Arts Council Windsor and Region provides workshops that aim to provide artists at all stages of their careers and practices with usable and accessible information, examples, and support with professional development.
If you are looking for skills classes and workshops (i.e. painting, printmaking, writing classes) you can access our community calendar which lists many of the upcoming creative learning workshops and courses offered throughout the community.

How do I apply for grants?

Every grant is different and there are different processes or requirements for each to apply. Start by reading the grant guidelines and eligibility requirements. If you have any questions you can usually contact a grant officer directly who will be happy to answer inquiries.

Most applications will require you to supply an artist statement, Curriculum Vitae (CV), documentation of work (images, video, writing samples etc) and also a proposed budget. The ACWR hosts an annual workshop on grant writing – stay tuned to by visiting our Events & Workshops page.

The ACWR also offers its members free 1 hour grant consultations. Become a member, schedule a meeting with one of our staff (info@acwr.net), come prepared with the application and your support material and we’ll provide you with tips and insights into the application process. Please note: These grant consultation sessions are meant to aid the artist in the process of applying to a grant, not to write an application on behalf of the artist. We support applicants with the City of Windsor’s ACHF program, various grants offered by the Ontario Arts Council, and with applications to the Windsor Endowment for the Arts’ WEA Awards/Grants.

Does the ACWR provide financial support?

The ACWR does not provide financial assistance or granting opportunities directly to artists or arts organizations at this time. If you are an artist or an arts organization seeking financial support, please visit our resources section for information on grants and other funding resources. You are also welcome to stop by the ACWR office anytime to talk to any of our staff about possible financial opportunities open to artists and arts organizations.