CALL FOR PANELISTS: California Arts Council Grant ...

CALL FOR PANELISTS: California Arts Council Grant ...

Website: http://arts.ca.gov/programs/panelist.php

 Sacramento, CA, Unknown

OPEN CALL FOR PANELISTS

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Please note: Eligible panel applicants will be included in a panelist pool to be approved by the Council in December 2018 and January 2019. Selected panelists from the approved panel pool will be confirmed by staff to serve on specific grant panels.

Deadlines to apply are November 15, 2018, and January 15, 2019.

ABOUT

Peer-review panels are at the core of all that we do at the California Arts Council. With your help, we can ensure that our grant application review process is democratic, fair, and representative of California’s diverse geography; wealth of organizations; racial, ethnic, and gender identities; perspectives and knowledge.

Candidates should have in-depth experience in various art practices and disciplines, including arts learning for youth, creative placemaking and cultural development, juvenile and social justice, nonprofit management, working with veteran populations and people with disabilities, and/or related fields.

Young professionals and experienced cultural workers, artists, and arts policy makers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Council members will review and approve panel pools at their December and January meetings. 

Serving on a peer-review panel is a powerful learning experience. By providing your support to the arts and culture community throughout the state, you are participating in cultural policy in action.

PANELIST REQUIREMENTS
Must be a California resident
Participation on a panel that may convene for one to three days in person in Sacramento
Commitment to accessing and reviewing up to 60 applications and all work samples (photos, videos, etc.) through our online system prior to meeting

PANELIST SUPPORT
NEW THIS YEAR! Panelists receive a $100 honorarium per day of service in Sacramento, in addition to travel, accommodations, and per diem. 

RETURNING APPLICANTS
Approved panelists may be called upon to serve on one of our grant panels in 2019 or 2020. Those listed in the FY17-18 panel pool do not need to reapply. To confirm you are part of the approved panel pool, check the lists below:

Panel Pool 1 (approved November 30, 2017) 
Panel Pool 2 (approved January 25, 2018) 

STAFF CONTACT
Hilary Amnah
Arts Program Specialist
hilary.amnah@arts.ca.gov

HOW IT WORKS
Each spring, applications to our grant programs are reviewed by a panel of three to five arts and culture experts. Panelists are given approximately one month to independently read and review between 30 and 60 applications through an online grant portal. Panelists are provided with an orientation on the panel process, including instructions on how to rank applications according to program-specific grant guidelines and review criteria. Facilitated by a CAC program staff member, the panel then meets in Sacramento for one to three days to collectively rank the applications. The rankings are brought to the California Arts Council body (Council) meeting to inform funding decisions. A panel representative may be selected to join staff at a Council meeting to present on their perceptions of participating on the panel and the process.

WHEN?
For the 2018-2019 grant cycle, panels are scheduled in the spring of 2019, located in Sacramento. Eligible panel applicants will be included in a panelist pool to be approved by the Council in December 2018 and January 2019. Selected panelists from the approved panel pool will be confirmed by staff to serve on specific grant panels.

Deadlines to apply are November 15, 2018, and January 15, 2019. 
  
 

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