Mandate, Mission & Vision

Fostering a love and appreciation of ART with you.

Mandate: The mandate of the Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW) is to facilitate intellectual access to the visual arts and bring about an increased appreciation of the role of the visual arts in Canadian society. The AGW serves as a catalyst for and stimulator of a meaningful dialogue between artists, the community, and visitors through excellence in three central activities:

  • the development, conservation, research, exhibition, and animation of a Collection of primarily Canadian art, which is held in trust as a cultural heritage resource for current and future generations of Windsor and area residents;
  • a program of changing exhibitions, research, interpretation, and public programming which provide access to the ideas and work of artists; and
  • the cultivation of support for the visual arts in Canadian society by art collectors and donors, by a membership of individuals, families, and corporations, and by the AGW’s Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff whose collaborative efforts enable the Gallery to help its community and residents grow.

Mission: Creating experiences for people where artistic expression is discovered, encouraged, enjoyed, and valued in an international border community.
Vision: “Fostering a love and appreciation of ART with you.”