Grants

WEA Arts Grants, established in 2010, recognize and encourage significant artistic and cultural contributions by individuals, organizations, and arts projects in Windsor and Essex County.

All grants for adult artists fall within the following three categories:
 

Arts Infrastructure Grants
Four grants are presented to individuals, businesses or organizations dedicated to developing the arts in the following areas: Community Arts, Literary Arts, Performing Arts and Visual Arts.
 

Emerging Artist Grants
Four grants are presented to support the professional and creative development of emerging artists in the following areas: Community Arts, Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts.

In 2018, the Emerging Artist Grant in Visual Arts will change its name to the Lois Smedick Emerging Artist in Visual Arts Grant in honour of long-time community arts advocate and WEA supporter, Lois Smedick, who passed away in 2017. 
 

Elizabeth Havelock Grant in the Arts
One grant is presented to foster and support the artistic excellence of the mid-career artist in any artistic discipline.
 

Past Grant Recipients

* All successful recipients of a grant will be required to:

1. Sign a form confirming how they will use the grant to further arts and culture within their community.

2. Submit a report by December 2018 detailing how they utilized the grant to further their artistic career.


WEA Youth Arts Grants, established in 2017, recognize the artistic talents of young artists in Windsor and Essex County high schools who wish to pursue a future career in the arts. 

All grants for student artists fall within the following two categories:

The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation Youth Grant in the Arts
One grant will be awarded to a graduating high school student entering university or college in one of the following programmes: literary arts, visual arts or performing arts. The grant of $2,000 will be given to the successful recipient once their registration at a post-secondary institution is confirmed by WEA.

 

The Eric Jackman Youth Grant in the Arts
One grant will be awarded to a senior high school student who completes a co-operative placement through their school, in an arts-related business or organization. The purpose of this $1,000 grant is to introduce a student to the "art of business and the business of art" by providing an opportunity for him/her to gain valuable experience in an area of future study. 

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