Welcome to Windsor Endowment for the Arts!

Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA), established in 1995,  is a charitable arts organization in Windsor, Ontario. Our goals centre on Promoting, Supporting, and Celebrating artists and arts organizations in our region through our biennial Awards and Grants program, affectionately referred to as The WEAs; and by funding the Pathway to Literacy Program for Kids that pairs kindergarten teachers with artist-educators to help children new to Canada and/or new to English in our community.   

Since 2010

Awards & Grant Recipients
In Art Grants Distributed

The WEAs: Arts Leadership Awards and Arts Grants Program

Launched in 2010, The WEA Arts Leadership Awards and Arts Grants is a biennial program to recognize and support creatives and creative projects from a diverse range of homegrown talent in the City of Windsor and County of Essex.

We welcome grant applications and award nominations via our online application platform from Monday, January 8, 2024 until midnight of Sunday, March 31, 2024 for one of our 11 art grants totalling $30,000; or for one of our 4 Arts Leadership Awards of merit.

Pathway to Literacy for Kids
Changing the Odds

The second full year of the CTO Pathway to Literacy for Kids program was launched in October 2022 and will take place in Kindergarten classes at Dougall Ave. Public School and Prince Edward Public School in Windsor’s core. These schools have a large number of students who are new to Canada and/or new to English and who live in high-priority neighbourhoods.

Please help us raise the $20,000 needed to fund the program until the end of the school year in June 2023 so we can “Change the Odds” of children in our community.


Support WEA to help artists in our community bring their creative projects to life!