Windsor Endowment For The Arts: Calling All Local Artists

Sunday January 15th, 2012

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Are you a homegrown artist looking for some funds to get those dazzling ideas off the sketch pad and into an art gallery?  WEA, Windsor Endowment for the Arts is offering grants and award nominations. Applications begin February 1st  and run through till March  14th. These Grants are only awarded every second year, so it’s time to  get into gear and start gathering your portfolios, CVs, and reference letters.

Whether you’re new to the game or have your foot in the door, WEA provides opportunity for all artists alike, including a multitude of mediums and necessities for the grants. They may be used in varying ways which include:

  • Sustaining the artist
  • Developing a project
  • Supporting audience development
  • Accessing new markets
  • Aiding research and study
  • Fostering new works or works in progress
  • Promoting new forms of art to the general public
  • Encouraging creativity and innovation
  • Nurturing art project initiatives

WEA is an organization supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and was founded in 1995 when groups of art organizations in none other than Windsor decided to combine their efforts to create a stable funding base in hopes of enhancing and promoting a more vibrant art community.

The WEA Art Grants weren’t established until 2010, still fresh and new. Grants that are available for application include:

The Art Infrastructure Grants and the Emerging Artist Grants which are divided into four sections:

  • Community Arts Emerging Artist Grant
  • Literary Arts Emerging Artist Grant
  • Performing Arts Emerging Artist Grant
  • Visual Arts Emerging Artists Grant

And The Elizabeth Havlock Grant in the Arts.

For more information and necessary details please visit their website at www.wea-arts.com.

If you’re not sure how to write a grant and need some help, check out some literature.  Check out The Artist’s Guide, Canadian Council for the Arts and Chicago Artist Resource Guide.

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