Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
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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.
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.
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.
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.