Elizabeth Havelock Grant



Windsor Endowment for the Arts is proud to present this grant on behalf of the Havelock family to celebrate the life and work of Elizabeth Havelock (1947-2008). Elizabeth, a life-long Windsor resident and graduate of the University of Windsor, was a strong advocate for the literary arts, a dedicated supporter of performing arts and a guiding voice in the development of Windsor Endowment for the Arts. The Havelock Family has chosen to honour Elizabeth’s legacy with this grant to recognize mid-career artists in any discipline.

This $2000 grant is intended to foster and support artistic excellence, diversity and vitality in Windsor and Essex County; to increase public awareness of the arts; and to reflect the Windsor Endowment for the Arts awards and grants objectives.


Application Process



Application Package

Coming in 2020!

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Document


Eligibility Criteria

The successful applicant must be a mid-career artist who meets the following criteria:

  • Currently lives, or has lived, in Windsor and Essex County for a significant period of time;
  • Has sustained an artistic practice that spans seven to 15 years;
  • Can show evidence of a strong body of professional, publically-recognized work, demonstrated through a history of public performances, public exhibitions and/or publication; and
  • Demonstrates commitment to artistic development through education, mentorship, and other types of involvement in the arts community.


General Application Requirements

Please note the following:

  • All documents in the application package can be submitted to WEA on paper, and mailed to the address listed on the bottom of the Application Checklist OR dropped off in person at the Arts Council-Windsor & Region (ACWR) at 1942 Wyandotte St. East in Windsor from 1pm to 5pm, Tuesday to Friday; faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
  • Only application packages that are postmarked by Canada Post on or before the deadline date will be accepted; late or incomplete application packages will be disqualified.
  • The Application Form may be filled out electronically and printed, or printed and filled out in legible handwriting in black ink; all other written material (e.g. artist statement, statement of intent, etc.) must be computer-generated or typewritten.
  • All forms and other written material must be arranged in the same order in which they appear on the checklist, with the correct number of copies included.
  • Please provide the required number of copies of the application material, as outlined on the Application Checklist.


Supporting Documents

Applicants are required to submit a representative portfolio of work. It may include images of performances, visual arts works, public projects, and events. It may also include photocopies or scanned copies of published works, reviews, newspaper clippings, etc., as well as 15 to 20 pages of literary work.

To keep the supporting documents organized, applicants must draft an Image or Works List.


Image or Works List

This comprehensive list should catalogue all supporting materials submitted by the applicant, in the order of their inclusion within the application package.

Every document—including but not limited to images, samples or documentation of recent work—must be listed on the Image or Works List. Each line on the list should include an explanatory title, the source, the date of completion or publication, and the medium.

An example of an Image or Works List might look something like this:

     1. “Local Painter Wins Hamilton Arts Award,” Windsor Star. June 1, 2013. News article.

     2. “Gallery Showcases Regional Artists,” Windsor Star. April 12, 2013. Review.

     3. “Winter Lights.” Oil on canvas. 2013. 01.wntr_lgts.2013.jpeg. CD-ROM.

     4. “Heathscape.” Oil on canvas. 2012. 02.heath.2012.jpeg. CD-ROM.

     5. “Rural Crossing.” Oil on wood. 2012. 03.rrl_xing.2012.jpeg. CD-ROM.

     6. “Point Pelee.” Oil on canvas. 2011. 04.pnt_pelee.2012.jpeg. CD-ROM.

     7. “Manitoulin Island.” Watercolour. 2010. 05.man_isl.2010.jpeg. CD-ROM.

     8. “Estuary in Spring.” Watercolour. 2010. 06.estuary.2010.jpeg. CD-ROM.

     9. “Ouellette Avenue.” Tempera on paper. 2010. 07.ouellette.2010.jpeg. CD-ROM.

     10. “Stand of Oak.” Tempera on paper. 2009. 08.oak.2009.jpeg. CD-ROM.

Please refer to the categories below for specific restrictions and formatting requirements:


Still Images

No more than ten (10) images may be submitted in total. Extra images will not be presented to the jury for consideration.

All images should be digital, in .jpeg format, and submitted on a USB flash drive or CD-ROM. The applicant’s name should be clearly marked on the USB flash drive or CD-ROM.

Note the following formatting requirements:

  • The title of each digital photograph must be presented in the following format: photograph’s number within the series, title of the project, and date all digital files (e.g.: 01.landscapes. 2011.jpeg).
  • Submitted files must be a maximum of 1024 x 768 pixels; they must not be larger than 5 MB each.
  • PowerPoint files will not be accepted.
  • Compressed files (e.g. .zip or .dmg) will not be accepted.


Time Based Material

No more than one (1) audio track or video clip may be submitted. The length of either the track or clip must not exceed three (3) minutes. All video and audio submissions must be works that were filmed or recorded by the applicant, except in the case of performing artists, who may submit a promotional or gallery-produced video.

All film clips must be digital, in Quicktime format (.mov), and submitted on a DVD, CD-ROM or USB flash drive. The applicant’s name should be clearly marked on the disk, along with the title of the clip it contains.

In addition, all sound tracks must also be digital, in .mp3 format, and submitted on CD or USB flash drive. Please indentify your CD or USB flash drive using the same method as you would for the above film clip.

Note the following additional requirements:

  • If the applicant is unable to provide an isolated three-minute clip and must submit a longer work, please provide clear directions on when to start and stop viewing or listening.
  • All DVDs should be encoded to Region 1 (Canada/USA).
  • Compressed files (e.g. .zip or .dmg) will not be accepted.


Additional Supporting Documents

Applicants may submit no more than ten (10) pages of relevant newspaper clippings, reviews, or related documents that support the impact of their work on the local community. Each page must be clearly printed and numbered. Extra pages will not be presented to the jury for consideration.


Grants Selection Process

All grants are awarded by a jury. The decisions of this jury are final.


Jury Members

All jurors are individuals recognized for the knowledge, skill, and expertise they bring to their fields. The Board of Directors of Windsor Endowment for the Arts is responsible for their selection. The identity of the jurors will be made public at the Awards and Grants Ceremony.


Conflicts of Interest

Members of the jury are expected to be objective and impartial. This includes avoiding the following conflicts of interest:

  • The juror has a financial interest in the success or failure of the organization or project;
  • The juror has an interest based on the fact that an applicant is a spouse, partner or a member of his/her immediate family;
  • The juror has a personal interest in specific nominations other than those normally expected of an interested member of the arts community;
  • Impediments exist that impede the juror’s ability to evaluate the nomination objectively.



Personal information submitted by the applicants and discussions pertaining to the applicants’ submissions are held in strict confidentiality.

Only one set of the application information and supporting documents of the winning recipients will be retained; all other application information and supporting documents will be available for pick-up at the Arts Council - Windsor & Region (ACWR) for seven days after The WEAs Awards and Grants Ceremony is held. All applications not picked up will be destroyed. 

Please do not submit any original work.

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