Youth Arts Grants

The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation Youth Grant in the Arts

One grant is presented to a graduating high school student entering university or college in one of the following programs: literary arts, performing arts, or visual arts.

Value: $2,000

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The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation is a private Windsor foundation that supports institutions and organizations of Jewish education, religion, scholarship, culture and values. The Foundation also supports local projects that benefit the physical, spiritual and cultural needs of all Windsor residents.

Eligibility Requirements
The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation Youth Grant

  • 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 a permanent resident of Canada.
  • Is 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.
  • Has received basic art training (formal or informal) in your field.
    This could include high school art courses, workshops, seminars, mentorships etc. or you are self-taught, and are now practicing your art or craft for the long term.
  • Can demonstrate a commitment to your artistic development.
    Do you attend workshops, seminars, courses or receive mentorship in your field?
  • Can provide evidence of involvement in the local arts community.
    Have you volunteered at an arts organization, arts event or festival in Windsor-Essex? Have you worked at an arts-related business?

* The grant recipient must show proof of enrollment in a post-secondary institution to receive the grant funds.

The Eric Jackman Youth Grant in the Arts

One grant is presented to a Grade 11 or Grade 12 high school student who completes a summer internship at a local arts-related business or organization. WEA will arrange for the internship through our connections with local artists and arts organizations.

The purpose of this grant is to introduce the student to the “art of business and the business of art” by providing an opportunity for them to gain valuable experience in an area of future study or work.

Value: $1,000 upon completion of the internship

Through volunteerism and philanthropy, Dr. Eric Jackman has dedicated his life to answering the needs of Canadian society, touching the lives of many. A renowned psychologist who served as Chancellor of the University of Windsor for eight years, Dr. Jackman has been involved with numerous communities, cultural and educational organizations.

Eligibility Requirements
The Eric Jackman Youth Grant

  • 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 a permanent resident of Canada.
  • Is a high school student in Grade 11 or Grade 12.
  • Will be at least 16 years of age as of May 1, 2020.
  • Has received basic art training (formal or informal) in your field.
    This could include high school art courses, workshops, seminars, mentorships etc. or you are self-taught, and are now practicing your art or craft for the long term.
  • Can demonstrate a commitment to your artistic development.
    Do you attend workshops, seminars, courses or receive mentorship in your field?
  • Can provide evidence of involvement in the local arts community.
    Have you volunteered at an arts organization, arts event or festival in Windsor-Essex? Have you worked at an arts-related business?
  • Is eligible to work in Ontario.
  • Will have transportation to and from the location of the internship program.

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.

YOUTH ARTS GRANTS CHECKLIST (PDF)
Next Round of Grants will be in 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 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

Confidentiality

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

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