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 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.

Value: $2,000

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 in any discipline. This grant may be used to:

  • Sustain the artist;
  • Develop a new project;
  • Support an ongoing project;
  • Aid research and study;
  • Promote new forms of art to the general public;
  • and/or Encourage creativity and innovation.

Artists who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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 application window for the 2022 Awards & Grants Program has closed.

The next opportunity to apply for a WEA art grant will be in January 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 25: Online application portal opens.
  • March 25: At midnight, the online application portal closes.
  • Mid-April: The jury panels review and deliberate on the grant submissions.
  • May 2: Successful grant applicants will be notified by phone call and/or email.
  • MayThe WEAs Awards and Grants Ceremony. Date & Venue TBD
  • November: Progress reports on each grant project to be submitted to WEA.


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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