Elizabeth Havelock Grant
Windsor Endowment for the Arts is proud to present this grant on behalf of the Havelock family to celebrate the life and work of Elizabeth Havelock (November 26, 1947 - April 20, 2008). Elizabeth, a life-long Windsor resident and graduate of the University of Windsor, was a strong advocate for the literary arts, a dedicated supporter of performing arts and a guiding voice in the development of Windsor Endowment for the Arts. The Havelock Family has chosen to honour Elizabeth’s legacy with this grant to recognize mid-career artists in any discipline.
This grant is intended to foster and support artistic excellence, diversity and vitality in Windsor and Essex County; to increase public awareness of the arts; and to reflect the Windsor Endowment for the Arts awards and grants objectives.
The Elizabeth Havelock Grant in the Arts is awarded every second year to a successful applicant.
The successful applicant will be a mid-career artist with a sustained artistic practice of seven to 15 years and who:
- Currently lives, or has lived, in Windsor and Essex County for a significant period of time; Is able to demonstrate a strong body of professional work, public recognition, public performance, public exhibition or published work;
- Demonstrates commitment to development as an artist through education, training, seminars or involvement in the arts community.
- Is able to demonstrate a developed reputation and significant career achievement.
The jury will evaluate the nominee based on:
- A body of work. Evaluation will be based on the artist statement, statement of intent and documentation of work. Weighting: 60%
- A developed reputation and significant career achievement as demonstrated through public recognition, performance, exhibition, and/or published work. Evaluation will be based on documentation of work and letters of reference. Weighting: 20%
- Involvement in the arts community as demonstrated through documentation of work, artist statement, statement of intent, CV or resume and letters of reference and artistic excellence. Evaluation will be based on the statement of intent, letters of reference, and documentation of work. Weighting: 15%;
- Commitment to development as an artist through education, training andseminars. Evaluation will be based on the artist’s CV or resume and letters of reference. Weighting: 5%.
Applications will be accepted between February 1, 2012 and March 14, 2012.
The Application Package
The application package consists of the following components:
- Application Checklist (pdf-fillable form);
- Application Form (pdf-fillable form);
- Current CV or Resume;
- Artist Statement;
- Statement of Intent;
- Images, Samples or Documentation of Recent Work: A digital portfolio of work is required and may include images of performance, visual arts works, public projects, events, and/or scanned copies of published works, reviews, newspaper clippings, etc.
Note: Do not send original work. WEA cannot guarantee the proper care and storage of original work. Any original work will not be submitted to the Jury, nor returned.
Requirements for Image, Samples or Documentation of Recent Work: As appropriate to the discipline, the artist may choose to submit materials from among the following examples:
Still Images: Between 5 and 10 images, JPEG format, on a CD-ROM. Note: extra images will not be presented to the jury:
- Number, title and date all digital files, e.g. 01.title. 2011.jpg. The number, title and date should correspond to the Image or Works List (see #6, below) and be presented in chronological order with the latest work appearing first
- Submitted files must be a maximum of 1024 x 768 pixels, no larger than 5 MB
- Write name, number of images and phone number on the CD-ROM
Time Based Material: Video/audio works or documentation of works will be no longer than 3 minutes:
- Submit a DVD or CD as QuickTime (.MOV) files
- DVD’s will be encoded Region 1 (Canada/USA)
- Number, date and title all digital files
- Each submitted work must be a separate file;
- Provide clear directions on “start” and “stop” times for viewing on the image or works list;
- All audio/video will be created by the applicant;
- Do not send promotional or gallery-produced video, with the exception of performing artists who may submit materials documented by others.
- All CD/CD-ROM/DVD’s must be Mac and PC compatible;
- No PowerPoint files will be accepted;
- Do not submit compressed files.
Image or Works List
The numbering of this list should correspond to the CD/DVD of images, samples or documentation of recent work and should include titles of works, performance or events, types of work, medium, size and date of completion, etc. as appropriate.
Two letters of reference are required.
Note: Application packages and supporting documents will not be returned.
Application Procedures and Requirements
- All documents in the application package must be submitted to WEA on paper
- PDF-fillable forms may be filled out electronically and printed, or printed and filled out in legible handwriting in black ink
- All other written material (arts infrastructure statement, statement of intent, and image or works list) must be computer-generated or typewritten and submitted on 8 1/2” x 11” standard, white paper in 12 point sans serif type (i.e.: Arial)
- Please provide the required number of copies of the application material, as outlined on the checklist
- WEA will not accept applications that are faxed, emailed or sent on disc. This does not apply to supporting materials (images, samples or documentation of work) See #5 above
- All forms and other written material must be arranged in the same order in which they appear on the checklist, with the correct number of copies
- Only application packages that are postmarked by Canada Post on or before the deadline date will be accepted
- Late or incomplete application packages will be disqualified
All decisions of the jury are final. Only the application information of the winning recipient will be retained. All other application information and supporting documents will be destroyed following the final jury decision.
Jury Members: These are individuals with a recognized combination of knowledge, skill and expertise in their fields.
- Jurors are selected by the Board of Directors of Windsor Endowment for the Arts;
- Juror names will be made public at the Awards and Grants Ceremony.
Conflict-of-interest: Members of the Jury are expected to be objective and impartial. This includes avoiding the following conflict-of-interest situations:
- The juror has a financial interest in the success or failure of the organization or project
- The juror has an interest based on the fact that an applicant is a spouse, partner or a member of his/her immediate family
- The juror has a personal interest in specific nominations other than those normally expected of an interested member of the arts community
- Impediments exist that impede the juror’s ability to evaluate the nomination objectively
All nomination information and discussions pertaining to the nomination are confidential.