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Current call for submissions and resources for artists and community members.

Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program

The Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program (IYMP) welcomes applications from indigenous youth (aged 15-29) to receive mentorship from an indigenous arts professional. AWE is looking for a creative, motivated, and curious person to assist AWE staff with the organization and curation of the upcoming exhibition, Waawiyaataanong Forever.


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Open to Indigenous youth aged 15-29 years old in Windsor-Essex. This program will take place between November 2023 and June 2024, in person and virtually.

Call for Participants: Waawiyaataanong Forever

Waawiyaataanong Forever is a photography and postcard project focusing on the representation of Indigenous women and two-spirit folks and their families in Windsor-Essex. The project will culminate in an exhibition of the photographs and a celebration at Art Windsor-Essex (AWE).

We are looking for community members to present themselves alongside street signs (Munsee St, Tecumseh St, Iroquois Street…) in Windsor that bear their nation’s name.



Please visit our website for participation guidelines.

2023 RBC Emerging Artist in Residence

The 2023 RBC Emerging Artist in Residence is a paid opportunity for early-career artists in Windsor-Essex who want to learn, grow, develop, and show their art while engaging with the public in a series of community programs. In addition to creating new works of art in the AWE Education Studio, the artist will create digital content and install an off-site window solo exhibition at the Dry Goods Gallery, at 1012 Drouillard Road, in Ford City.

The call for submissions is now closed. 


Exhibition Proposal Guidelines

Art Windsor-Essex’s programming is based on curatorial research.
Exhibition proposals are accepted at any time from institutions and independent curators.

Artists are welcome to send an artist’s CV and information package by email at any time. These informational packages will be reviewed on an annual basis, and will not necessarily receive a response.

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How to submit your proposal

OAC Exhibition Assistance

Art Windsor-Essex is a Zone 1 Recommender for the Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Program. For application information and guidelines for this program, please visit the OAC Exhibition Assistance website.

OAC Exhibition Assistance

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