Requirements & Responsibilities:

Time: Panelists are expected to invest the time required to fairly review (approximately 10-12 hours) and make thoughtful decisions about grant applications.

Objectivity: Panelists must be able to set aside personal and professional preferences and biases (both conscious unconscious), follow grant criteria, and be fair in their assessment and decisions.  

Knowledge: Panelists will bring their understanding of the arts, youth arts education, non-profit management, and best practices of community engagement to help evaluate each application. This diversity of perspectives and insights is essential to the fair evaluation of grant applications.

Declare Conflicts: Panelists may not review applications from organizations with whom they have real or perceived conflict of interest.
Orientation: Panelists will be required to attend a virtual panelist orientation (via WebEx) to go over the panel review process, grant categories' criteria, and expectations before beginning the application review process.

Review: Thoroughly read submitted applications, review support materials (videos, images, etc.), and submit pre-scores on your own before the panel meeting. You typically will have 3-5 weeks to do this. Applications are accessed online using a grants management portal.

Convene and Score: Attend a 2-3 hour virtual meeting (meeting length depends on the number of applications to be discussed). At this meeting, panelists will meet to discuss and rank each application. All rankings are done silently.
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