The City of Windsor and the Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA) are pleased to be partnering once again to deliver the 2024 WEA awards and grants celebration as well as the Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards (WMAA).
The biennial awards and grants were last presented in 2022. The WMAA celebrate and recognize those individuals and organizations that support locally developed arts – providing exciting, surprising and meaningful opportunities to strengthen Windsor’s creative community.
Only Windsor residents are eligible for the WMAA. Submission Deadline for the WMAA: Submissions accepted from Monday, February 5 to Sunday, March 31, 2024.
Submission Form: Click HERE for the Submission Form.
There are three categories for the WMAA:Individual Artist – $1,000, plus a keepsake award. Presented to an individual artist engaged in a broad spectrum of activities having to do with creating, practicing or demonstrating art. Art is broadly conceived to include all genres and disciplines, including performance, visual, literary, media, and design.
Arts Organization – $1,000, plus a keepsake award. Presented to an arts organization that demonstrates a clear commitment to creating, practicing and demonstrating art within the community.
Arts Volunteer – $500, plus a keepsake award. Presented to an individual that supports the arts by providing their own time and services without receiving payment for their volunteer work.
For Submission Info, Eligibility, Submission Requirements, etc., visit www.citywindsor.ca.
“The Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards program is one of many components of Council’s overall significant investment in arts, culture and heritage in Windsor,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “I am pleased to once again partner with WEA to present our awards together in a meaningful way that celebrates a broad spectrum of artists, arts organizations and creatives. These programs provide a further opportunity to support, encourage and recognize our local artists while building on Windsor’s proud history of investment in our creative community. I encourage folks to apply for this recognition, and to join us later in May when we celebrate together once again.”
Submissions to the City of Windsor’s Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, Section 10. This personal information may be used for the purpose of processing the submission form and may become part of the public agenda at a City Council meeting or committee meeting. Questions about this collection may be directed to the Manager of Culture & Events, 519-253-2300 ext. 2726 or by mail to Freedom of Information Coordinator, Office of the City Clerk, Room 530, 350 City Hall Square West, Windsor, ON, N9A 6S1. If someone is nominating someone else for one of these awards, we ask that they inform the nominee in advance so that the nominee has adequate time to submit the supporting documents along with the nomination/application package.