Youth Arts Grants

In 2018, we are adding TWO new grants for high school students involved in the Arts: 

The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation Youth Grant in the Arts

One grant, worth $2,000, 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 will be given to the successful recipient once his/her registration at a post-secondary institution is confirmed by WEA.

 

The Eric Jackman Youth Grant in the Arts

One grant, worth $1,000, 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 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. 

More details about this grant coming soon...

Application Process

Applications will be accepted between January 30th and March 9th, 2018.

 

Application Package for The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation Youth Grant in the Arts (coming soon)

The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation Youth Grant in the Arts Student Application Form

The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation Youth Grant in the Arts Teacher or Guidance Counsellor's Rating Form

The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation Youth Grant in the Arts Student Application Checklist


Application Package for The Eric Jackman Youth Grant in the Arts (coming soon)

The Eric Jackman Youth Grant in the Arts Student Application Form

The Eric Jackman Youth Grant in the Arts Teacher or Guidance Counsellor's Rating Form

The Eric Jackman Youth Grant in the Arts Student Application Checklist

 

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 Student Application Form and Teacher or Guidance Counsellor Rating 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. applicant's 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.

 

Eligibility Criteria for The Morris and Beverly Baker Youth Grant in the Arts

All applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for funding:

  • The applicant must be a high school student who is graduating in the current school year or who has graduated in the past two years and will pursue a post-secondary education in the arts.
  • The applicant currently lives in Windsor or Essex County
  • The applicant can show evidence of recognition of their work, and participation in school or community arts programs;
  • The applicant has completed some art training, either through a school arts program or a process of sefl-study, and can show continued commitment to his or her artistic development such as ongoing education, participation in workshops or seminars, and/or involvement in the local arts community.

* The grant recipient must show proof of registration in a post-secondary school Arts program in order to receive the grant funds. 

Eligibility Criteria for The Eric Jackman Youth Grant in the Arts

All applicants must be in Grade 11 or Grade 12, and be able to participate in a co-operative placement through his/her high school in the Fall of 2018. 

  • The applicant must be at least 16 years of age as of May 1st, 2018.  
  • The applicant currently lives in Windsor or Essex County
  • The applicant can show evidence of recognition of their work, and participation in school or community arts programs;
  • The applicant has completed some art training, either through a school arts program or a process of sefl-study, and can show continued commitment to his or her artistic development such as ongoing education, participation in workshops or seminars, and/or involvement in the local arts community.
  • Is eligible to work in Ontario
  • Can provide transportation to and from the work place

 

Supporting Documents

Student applicants may choose to submit supporting documents that demonstrate their artistic achievements. To keep the supporting documents organized, applicants must draft an Image or Works List.

 

Image or Works List

This comprehensive list should catalogue all additional material 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 Youth Organization Wins Community Arts Award,” Windsor Star. June 17, 2013. News article.

2. Letter of commendation from Windsor City Hall. December 4, 2012. Correspondence.

3. Photographs of sponsored Youth Craft Fair. April 7, 2013. 3 photos. 01.craft_fair.2013.jpeg – 03.craft_fair.2013.jpeg. Flashdrive.

4. Photographs of youth mentorship. January 11, 2013. 5 photos. 01.youth_mentorship.2013.jpeg – 05.youth_mentorship.2013.jpeg. Flashdrive.

5. Video from the 2012 Youth Craft Awards ceremony. November 17, 2012. award_ceremony.2012.mov (2 minutes, 24 seconds). DVD.

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.

 

Confidentiality

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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