Elizabeth Havelock Grant

The Elizabeth Havelock Grant in the Arts

Elizabeth Havelock

One grant is presented to foster and support the artistic excellence of the mid-career artist (7-15 years of art practice) in any artistic discipline.

In 2012, the Havelock family created this grant to celebrate the life and work of the late Windsor arts advocate and WEA supporter Elizabeth Havelock.

Elizabeth Havelock

Grant Funding

The Elizabeth Havelock Grant in the Arts is awarded to support the professional and creative development of the mid-career artist (7-15 years of art practice) in any discipline. This grant may be used to:

  • Develop a new project
  • Support an ongoing project
  • Aid research and study
  • Promote new forms of art to the general public

Artists who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

Value: $3,000


Due to the increasing cost of our website hosting fees, we have instituted a new rule this year – only WEA MEMBERS are eligible to apply for an Elizabeth Havelock Grant in the Arts.

Not a Member of WEA? No problem! You can purchase an Individual Membership for $25.00 by visiting our Join & Support page.

  • An Individual WEA Membership is valid for 1 year from the day of purchase
  • All membership fees are eligible for a charitable tax receipt
  • Members will be added to our mailing list to stay informed about our events like The WEAs Awards & Grants Celebration on May 31, 2024
  • Members will be invited to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in mid-November where they have the right to vote. At this year’s AGM, the 2024 art grant recipients will give a progress report on their grant projects!

If you have purchased a WEA Membership in the past but are unsure if it is still valid, contact Stephanie at info@wea-arts.com.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Is a Member of Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA).
  • Has been a resident of the City of Windsor or one of the municipalities within Essex County for at least one year prior to applying for this grant.
  • Is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Is 18 years of age or older.
  • Is recognized as a professional, practicing artist by other artists working in the same field.
    *This means that you are actively making art, not just thinking about it. Other artists doing similar work see you as a peer. You can show evidence of a strong body of professional, publicly recognized work, demonstrated through a history of public performances, public exhibitions and/or publication.
  • Your art practice has spanned  7 – 15 years.
  • You seek payment for your work.
    *Do you sell your work? Do you charge admission to see your work? Do you receive compensation for your work? You don’t have to be making a living solely from your art, but you seek an income from it.
  • Can demonstrate a commitment to your artistic development.
    Do you attend workshops, seminars, courses or give / receive mentorship in your field? Have you served on the board of an arts organization, or on the planning committee of an art exhibition, event, festival etc. in Windsor-Essex?

If you are unsure about your eligibility for a WEA grant, please email Stephanie at info@wea-arts.com. Emails will be answered within 24 hours from Monday – Saturday.

*Description from Ontario Arts Council. (2019). OAC Grant Application 3rd Edition Survival Guide: Tips and must-dos for preparing an application to the Ontario Arts Council [PDF file]. Retrieved from https://www.arts.on.ca/oac/media/oac/Grants/Grant-Survival-Guide-EN.pdf?ext=.pdf

Application Process

The online application portal will be open from Wednesday, January 31 to midnight of Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Grants Selection Process

All grants are awarded by a jury made up of community members recognized for the knowledge, skill, and expertise they bring to their artistic fields. The Board of Directors of WEA is responsible for their selection. The identity of the jurors will be made public at The WEAs Awards and Grants Ceremony.

The decisions of this jury are final.

Program Timeline

January 31 – the online application portal opens
March 31 – at midnight, the online application portal closes
Mid-April – the jury panel adjudicates the grant applications
May 1 – successful grant applicants will be contacted by phone and/or email
May 31 – 4 Arts Leadership Awards and 11 arts grants will be distributed at The WEAs Awards & Grants Celebration at Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre
Mid-November – The Elizabeth Havelock Grant recipient will be invited to share the progress of their project to WEA members at our Annual General Meeting.


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

Frequently Asked Questions



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