THE WEAs and Mayor’s Arts Awards


Date & Time

Wednesday, May 13, 2020


The Capitol Theatre
121 University Ave West, Windsor

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Event Information

On May 15, 2020 Windsor Endowment for the Arts will present The WEAs in partnership with The Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards and the 100th Anniversary of the Capitol Theatre.

WEAs Awards and Grants

In 2020 WEA will distribute 11 cash grants and present 4 honorary awards supporting arts and culture in Windsor-Essex.

  • The Awards are presented to individuals and businesses who have enriched our community through significant and innovative contributions.
  • Emerging Artists Grants and Arts Infrastructure Grants each valued at $3,000 support professional advancement.
  • The Elizabeth Havelock Grant is for a mid-career artist and valued at $2,000
  • The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation Youth Grant in the Arts valued at $2,000 is presented to a high school student seeking post secondary education in the arts.
  • The Eric Jackman Youth Grant in the Arts valued at $1,000 provides funding and related work experience to a third or fourth-year high school student who wishes to pursue a career in the Arts.

The Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards

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.
Artist – presented to an individual artist engaged in a broad spectrum of activities having to so with creating, practicing or demonstrating art.
Arts Organization – presented to an arts organization that demonstrates a clear commitment to creating, practicing and demonstrating art within the community.
Volunteer – presented to an individual who supports the arts by providing their own time and services without receiving payment for their volunteer work.

Capitol Theatre

In the heart of downtown Windsor the Capitol Theatre boasts a rich history as a local heritage landmark and arts and entertainment hub.
Celebrating its centennial anniversary, the Capitol Theatre opened its doors December 30th, 1920, as part of Loew’s vaudeville and film theatre chain. The Capitol has been a place for Windsor to come together, present art and entertainment, and generate lasting memories.
Today, the Capitol is owned by the City of Windsor, managed by its anchor tenant, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and is the proud home of organizations including Windsor International Film Festival, Windsor Dance eXperience, Art Cite, and Arts Collective Theatre. The Capitol Theatre provides local artists and community groups a multi-purpose venue for dance, literature, music, drama, film, and more.