Call for Art Grant Applications & Award Nomination Submissions


Date & Time

Monday, January 6 to Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Apply online here on our website in the Grants or Award pages


Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA) and Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards
temporarily on-hold in response to COVID-19

Today, as part of the ongoing response to COVID-19, the Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA) and the City of Windsor have agreed to postpone the 2020 WEA awards and grants celebration, as well as the Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards.

Summary of Adjustments

  • The May 31, 2020 WEA and Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards celebration at the Capitol Theatre has been cancelled
  • Applications for WEA awards and grants will continue to be accepted until the March 31, 2020 deadline
  • Applications for the Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards will continue to be accepted until the March 31, 2020 deadline
  • When a new celebration date is confirmed, both programs will re-open the application window for a period of two months in advance of the ceremony date
  • Applications submitted between January to March 2020 will remain eligible and do not need to be re-submitted, unless applicants choose to revise their original application
  • For the WEA grants, applicants are not required to use the grant funds this year, and can seek funding for projects taking place in 2021 or 2022

Both the Windsor Endowment for the Arts, and the City of Windsor are committed to ensuring the safety, health and well-being of the creative community, and the broader community of Windsor-Essex. We wish to ensure that local artists and arts organizations are able to focus on their work, their businesses and their families during this evolving situation. We will provide updates on these programs in the future, and as new information becomes available.

WEA Art Leadership Awards and Art Grants

When a new ceremony date is confirmed, WEA will distribute 11 cash grants and present 4 honorary awards supporting arts and culture in Windsor-Essex.

During the awards and grants ceremony at the Capitol Theatre, Windsor Endowment for the Arts will also host the Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards. See below for application details:

Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards

The Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards celebrate the individuals and organizations that develop and promote the “Soul of our City” by recognizing those who support locally developed arts.

Individual Artist – $1,000. Presented to an individual artist engaged in a broad spectrum of activities having to do with creating, practicing or demonstrating art.

Arts Organization – $1,000. Presented to an arts organization that demonstrates a clear commitment to creating, practicing and demonstrating art within the community.

Arts Volunteer – $500. Presented to an individual who supports the arts by providing their own time and services without receiving payment for their volunteer work.

For details on the 2020 Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards application process visit