Arts Council Windsor & Region

Our Purpose

ACWR is an organization that serves all disciplines of individual artists, arts organizations and non-arts partners in promoting, developing and realizing creative activity. Our energies are focused on providing our community with valuable services like Artspeak Gallery, Art.Work workshops, Individual grant consultation, an in-office resource library, and our website which hosts resources, a community arts calendar, and profiles of our members and their work. 
We host information sessions and lead local working groups for national and regional initiatives like Ontario Arts Council, CARFAC artists union, and Culture Days. We are also home to Vanguard, the ACWR’s Youth Arts Collective. ACWR serves as a hub, making connections and providing support to help build the capacity of our creative community in Windsor and Essex County.

Our Mission

The Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR) will strive to enhance the economic and social well-being of the community by:

  • Strengthening the Arts through leadership, education, advocacy and promotion
  • Creating and Expanding Opportunities for diverse activities that connect the community through participation
  • Enrich the Quality of Life in our region by increasing awareness of the arts and its value

Achieving Our Mission

We Will Achieve this Mission Through:

  • Education and Programming focusing on professional development
  • Advocacy for arts and arts organizations
  • Building Partnerships that are mutually beneficial
  • Facilitation of Communication and Awareness of arts and arts-related activities
  • Increased accessibility and Relevance of the arts and arts-related activities within our region

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