The University of Windsor is well-represented among award winners from the Windsor Endowment for the Arts, with grads, faculty and students claiming major prizes.
Music professor emeritus Richard Householder received the Arts Leadership Award in Performing Arts for his work as founder of five choral groups in Windsor-Essex.
A grant for emerging artists in performing arts went to Spark Plug Players, a theatre ensemble that includes drama alumni Eric Branget, Brian Haight, Andrew Iles and Isaiah Kolundzic. The company is currently performing Martin McDonaugh’s The Pillowman in Florida at the Orlando Fringe Festival and plan a production in Windsor later this summer.
Drama professor Gina Lori Riley will use her arts infrastructure grant in performing arts to edit film footage of her latest dance production, I Am Here. Alumna Danah Beaulieu plans to develop programming with her arts infrastructure grant in community arts for Art InDeed – Wellness Through Creativity.
The Windsor International Film Festival, winner of an arts infrastructure grant in visual arts, has multiple connections to the University, including its executive director Vincent Georgie, a professor in the Odette School of Business.