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Windsor Endowment for the Arts Biennial Awards & Grants Ceremony 2018
May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Windsor Endowment for the Arts’ (WEA) biennial Awards & Grants Ceremony (The WEAs) and Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards takes place at the WFCU Centre, Collavino Hall on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
The evening includes a complimentary Hors d’oeuvres Reception/Cash Bar/Entertainment; Awards and Grants Ceremony; Dessert, Coffee and Congratulate the Recipients.
Together with Mayor Drew Dilkens, the Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA) will recognize and celebrate the contributions of some of our community’s talented artists, emerging artists and arts leaders.
Windsor Endowment for the Arts Awards & Grants Ceremony
This year WEA will give away $29,000 in arts grants to local artists, organizations and arts projects in Windsor-Essex.
The Windsor Endowment for the Arts will present four Arts Leadership Awards of merit; four Arts Infrastructure Grants and four Emerging Artist Grants ,$3000 each, in the following categories: Community Arts, Literary Arts, Performing Arts and Visual Arts; the $2000 Elizabeth Havelock Grant will be presented to a mid-career artist in any discipline; and two NEW Youth Arts Grants will be presented to two senior high school students:
The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation Youth Grant in the Arts:
This $2000 grant will be presented to a graduating high school student entering university or college in one of the following programs: Literary Arts, Performing Arts or Visual Arts.
The Eric Jackman Youth Grant in the Arts:
This $1000 grant will be presented to a Grade 12 student who completes a co-operative placement through his/her school in the 2018-2019 school year, in an arts-related business or organization.
Grant Applications & Award Nominations
Grant applications and award nominations will be accepted January 30th to March 9th, 2018. Please visit wea-arts.com to read the eligibility requirements and to download the application/nomination forms.
Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards
As part of the Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards, Mayor Drew Dilkens will present three Arts Awards in the categories of Individual Artist, Arts Organization and Volunteer.
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 – providing exciting, surprising, and meaningful opportunities to strengthen our creative community. These awards of merit have no monetary value. The award program is one component of the Municipal Cultural Master Plan approved by City Council in 2010 to strengthen and develop culture in the City. The awards are presented in partnership with Windsor Endowment for the Arts.
Windsor Mayor’s Arts Award Categories:
Individual Artist – presented to an individual artist engaged in a broad spectrum of activities having to do with creating, practicing or demonstrating art. Art is broadly conceived to include all genres within the following disciplines: performance, visual, literary, media/new media, and design.
Arts Organization – presented to an arts organization that demonstrates a clear commitment to creating, practicing and demonstrating art within the community.
Arts Volunteer – presented to an individual that supports the arts by providing their own time and services without receiving payment for their volunteer work.
Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards Nomination and Application
Nominations for the 2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards will be open from Monday, January 29, 2018 until Friday, March 9, 2018 at 3:00PM. Late submissions will not be accepted. Nominees may be self-nominated or nominated by a peer. Please visit the Mayor’s Arts Award page for more information or to download the application/nomination form.
The event typically attracts 200+ attendees and celebrates our amazing homegrown talent.
WEA’s Awards & Grants Ceremony enable us to recognize and encourage significant artistic and cultural contributions in our community; present a myriad of successful art projects in Windsor-Essex; and grow our Endowment for the betterment of our community, now and in the future.
Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased from May 1 to May 17, 2018 at the Chimczuk Museum or on WEA’s website wea-arts.com